He quotes from Luke 18:34 in which the author explains that the Twelve did not understand what Jesus had told them because “[it] was hidden from them.”
Concerning that verse, Scott says,
Do we have such a pre-conceived idea of Jesus that we miss what He says?
- understood none of these things.
- The meaning of this statement was hidden from them.
- they did not comprehend what was said.
Let us not be arrogant and think we can know everything. Some things God will not reveal to us. Rev 10:14
But at the same time, let us look to God for His light. And keep our heart Prov. 4:23 soft and not hard. Hardness of heart will blind us from the truth. Eph 4:18
Now, I understand that this account happened before the Twelve (and others) were indwelled by the Holy Spirit. But, I wonder… do disciples today understand everything that Jesus said? Is it possible that some things are hidden from us today? Could something be hidden from some but revealed to others?
I think it’s possible… and I think Scott’s exhortation is valid: “Let us not be arrogant and think we can know everything.”
What do you think?