Aren’t We Clever?

As I was reading last night, I came across Luke 10:21. It’s part of a passage that I’ve always enjoyed, but with the rise of social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, it’s especially interesting:

At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike…. (NLT) [emphasis mine]

This is a motivation check for me. Why do I do the things I do and say the things I say? Is it to please God, or is it to impress people?

Father, please save me from my selfish motivations and my silly attempts to feel good about myself. Help me to place my identity in Christ and understand my worth through the cross.

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4 thoughts on “Aren’t We Clever?

  1. I agree. We are so quick to pat ourselves on the back, but then when we see how unreliable, and unfaithful we are we step back from our humanism let down and disappointed. I pray that I can live by the spirit and not “leann on my own understanding.” Thanks, as always, Kyle.

  2. Right on brother! I agree with BJL. Walk in the spirit and you will not fullfill the desires of the flesh. So true , but hard to do.
    Thanks Kyle

    1. Yeah, you guys are right. It’s all about faith and being filled with the Spirit. I’m asking God to fill me daily. My flesh is so weak.

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