Have you ever watched the TV show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” It was a funny show that pitted grown-ups against your typical fifth grader. They would ask questions from class curriculum to adults and see if they knew the answers. It was comedy watching these adults trying to come up with the answers. Jesus went to the temple when he was twelve and astounded the grown-ups with his questions and knowledge. He was one smart kid.
After three days, they found him in the temple sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all those who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers.”
At a young age, Jesus astonished the people in the temple with his knowledge. For a twelve-year-old, he was one smart kid. It was Passover, and his family had traveled to Jerusalem to celebrate. When they returned, he didn’t follow his parents back to Nazareth. Instead, he stayed in Jerusalem for three days causing quite the stir in the temple. When his parents found him, he told them he was about his fathers business.
Mature Beyond His Years
Some skeptics would say “Sure he was smart, he was God.” They would be right. He was both fully God and man while he walked the earth, but he was asking questions which showed his desire to learn. He possessed a maturity beyond his years, but he had to grow up like all other boys. The main point is that while Jesus walked the earth, he possessed incredible knowledge and wisdom.
Ask and It Will be Answered
Now that he is in heaven at the right hand of his Father he is all-knowing. That means we can go to him with any questions we might have. He can answer anything we want to know. Tap into that information bank. Seek him, and you shall find what you are looking for. Ask, and it will be answered. Don’t be shy but go boldly with your request to the throne of God. Remember he is one smart kid.