2 Samuel 11-12:15 is a dark portion of Scripture. It shows David, the man after God’s own heart, fall into sin. The sin snowballs and new sin after new sin is committed. David tries to cover-up his transgression, but doesn’t taken into account that you can’t hide anything from God. In the end, we get a glimpse of the gospel as the one who is innocent dies as a substitute in place of the one who is guilty.
Luke 10 gives us the privilege of listening in on an intimate conversation between the Father and the Son. As we listen, we learn that Jesus rejoices as He prays. He praises the Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for something very specific in verse 21:
“…I praise You…that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.”
It may seem unusual to us that Jesus would pray such a thing. How can it be that God would ever hide his truth from some while only to reveal it to others?
As we are wondering, Jesus turns to his disciples and tells them how blessed their eyes are for what they see. “Many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them,” (v. 24) Jesus explains. Yet these men were not just his disciples. These are the infants who had God’s truth revealed to them. Some were unlearned fishermen. All were average guys who were nothing special. Yet these are the very infants to whom God chose to reveal himself. (more…)