Rest in Revelation!
Scripture reading for January 15th: Genesis 36-38, Matthew 11
Key Scriptures: Matthew 11:25-28 “At that time Jesus declared, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him. Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Jesus prayed to His Father and thanked Him for the revelation of His sonship to ‘little children’! The disciples were not considered ‘wise’ or ‘understanding’ among the culture of that day. They were simple fishermen, tax collectors, and common men. Through Jesus comes revelation of God the Father and His Son. In Genesis, Joseph’s family had trouble discerning God’s vision in his dreams!
Genesis 37:3, 9-11 “Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors. . . . .Then he dreamed another dream and told it to his brothers and said, “Behold, I have dreamed another dream. Behold, the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” But when he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father rebuked him. . .”
Prayer: Lord Jesus, may I keep a child’s heart towards Your Word. Reveal Your will and character to me in visions and dreams and as I meditate on Your Word! Amen