Season 2, Episode 81
For November 20, 2015
“Surrender: A Decision to be Humble”
Following Jesus involves surrender. But what is surrender? That’s what we’re studying all this week on The New You.
Surrender is a Decision to be HUMBLE (Mat. 11:25).
- Jesus rebuked those whose knowledge of spiritual truth is limited only to what they can discover with their own intelligence – those who are ultimately dependent on human wisdom.
- Their sin was not their intellect, but their intellectual pride (cf. Pharisees, rabbis, and scribes).
- The things of God are not accessible through human wisdom or clever reasoning (1 Cor. 2:9).
- Jesus’ point is not that God withheld the truth from intelligent people, but that those who rely on their own cleverness cut themselves off from the truth (cf. 1 Cor. 1:26-31).