Daily Meditations Published by IT Fellowship of North America & Europe Diocese of Mar Thoma Church
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Vs.21 At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy
Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because
you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have
revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.
The contemporary world is an informative world.
Information is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is more
related to praxis and knowledge is more intellectual. Wisdom is a gift of
This passage is a speech that Jesus gave by rejoicing
in the Holy Spirit. The immediate context of the passage was the return
of the seventy whom were assigned by Jesus to preach the Gospel. So Jesus
was giving them the insight to be happy because their names were
written in heaven. It was followed by the explanation to them about the
reason of his rejoicing. Jesus was rejoicing over the fact that it is the
Father’s will to reveal “these things” to “little children.” The “little
children” would be Jesus’ disciples.
Jesus challenges the scribes and Pharisees who claims
that they are wise. Jesus says that meeting God is the true wisdom. It is
not possible until God himself reveals to you and that demands a life
according to the will of God. It demands a discipleship to His son Jesus
Christ. He addresses them as children and wanted to say that being like a
child or being humble is a necessity for the revelation of God.
Secondly Jesus wanted to say that the medium of
revelation is Him. The authority has been given to him over the
revelation of Father. So the Father reveals the Son to us. And the Son
reveals the Father to us. It works both ways.
The Holy Spirit can be said to create and nourish
faith in our hearts through the gospel, through the means of grace.
Therefore all three persons of the Trinity are active and involved in
making God and his salvation known to us. This is how divine revelation
And finally, Jesus concludes this passage by saying
that the true blessedness is knowing Christ. Jesus is rejoicing when we
find true wisdom, that is finding Jesus Christ the Son of God and
through Him the God Almighty. May the God Almighty helps us to experience
Your desires is for what is true in the inner parts; in
the secrets of my soul you will give me knowledge of wisdom. Amen.
- (Psalm 51:6)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”