January 3, 2016



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. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.

~Luke 10:21, NLT

Man can impart knowledge but only God can reveal divine truth: about Himself and our self.



We relate to God on the basis of faith not knowledge: thus a child has the advantage over a rocket scientist. Common fisherman understood more of what Jesus was teaching than esteemed lawyers. We are not saved by intellect. Our salvation is by grace through faith.

First God reveals or unveils Himself to us and then he unveils our self to us.

A bright young lawyer came up to Jesus and tried to entrap him with a question “What should I do to gain eternal life?” Jesus said, “You are a lawyer, how does the law code read?” The man answered, “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and your neighbor as your self.” Jesus said, “You got it right, do this and you will live.”

The young lawyer, wishing to make himself look good, said, “But who is my neighbor?”

Wow! He wasn’t even listening to himself; he deliberately skipped the first commandment and went to the second. His first question should have been, “Jesus, are You the Son of God?” To which Jesus could have said, “Yes, matter of fact, I AM.”

If you don’t get one right; forget about two. How could a brilliant mind miss this simple truth?

Truth is revealed, not acquired.


  • I have even fewer friends than I thought but I’m going to blog anyway.
  • Fuzz Dobbins got to come home: Gary Garner did not.
  • Ben Blankenship’s Dad, Bobby Blankenship, memorial is today at 3:00 with visitation at 2:00 at Pecks.
  • My nephew Heath had another sat back last night. Please pray for Heath Roberts.
  • Haley Rae had a good party last night and I think she flies out today. I may be wrong but that is my understanding.
  • Coffee and donuts at 9:00, LCBS at 9:15, and worship at 10:15.

Gary, Keri and Kane


One Response to “Revelation”

  1. J.W. Blackwood Says:

    Brother Jack I read your blog daily and i truly get inspiration from the message you always put forth.

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