The Revelation of God: Matthew 11:25-27
“25) At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. 26) Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight. 27) All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.” Matthew‬ ‭11‬:‭25‬-‭27‬
Have you ever wondered why otherwise intelligent and brilliant people can be so ignorant and foolish when it comes to the existence of God and His marvelous ways? The answer is found in these verses.
Knowing God is not a function of the mind, it is a function of the spirit. Some people have sharp minds but are dead in spirit. (See Ephesians 2:1-3). God is content to let them wonder in their own spiritual ignorance.
This is one reason why I have never been moved by atheists like Richard Dawkins. In and of himself he has no capacity to discover God. He is worse than spiritually blind, he is spiritually dead.
What a terrible guide for truth about anything. His conclusions are biased and skewed from beginning. Proverbs 1:7 says; “The fear of God is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Why would anyone want a fool to be their guide for truth?
Paul actually made a lengthy argument about the foolishness of listening the masters of secular knowledge in 1 Corinthians 1:18-31. It is well worth your time to study. He stated in verse 25 that the “foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” Never has this discussion been more timely than today.
Jesus made it clear in the above verses that no one “… knows the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.” If you are a born-again Christian, it is because Jesus Christ is at work in your life revealing the Father to you!
Never take this for granted. Don’t be passive with it either. Make it your pursuit to grow in your knowledge of God through the study of the Word. Your potential for truth and knowledge is unlimited.
According to John 14:26 and 1 John 3:27, the Holy Spirit wants to become your inner teacher. If you yearn to know the mysteries of the universe, learn from the Creator of the universe.
In Ephesians 1:17, Paul payed that Christians would be given a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. This is one of the greatest gifts from God!
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global