The Secret Things; The Revealed Things

We need to be reminded of things lest we forget.  The devil can rob us of it.  Being humans we just forget it.  God’s Word is plenty; it completed his gift to us.  I’m sure you’ve ask the Lord to speak to you.  Then there’s a nudge that he has spoken to us through this Word.  What is written is written.  One day we’ll audibly hear his voice.  The secret things and the revealed things.  This truth has stood thousands of years.  It’s there to believe now as well as it was years ago.  We face problems and sometimes we get broadsided with what seems the impossible.  We see events in our country and wonder.  How?  Why?  Where?  When?  What?  Who?  We wait for answers and don’t get them (or not the ones we think we should).  Remember this truth:  secret things belong to the Lord.  Many asked questions of God:  David, Moses, the disciples—even John the Baptist asked of Jesus ‘are you the One or should we look for another?’

Don’t harbor cold feelings if God keeps things secret.  It means we can’t handle it or might misinterpret it.  Sometimes we know a verse inside out and one day it’s as if we’ve never read it.  We must go by this principle.

Deuteronomy 29: 29 The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

We have many friends but a good friend is one we can confide it and trust that it goes nowhere.  We have that kind of friend in Jesus.  Regardless of how he answers, we can have confidence in him.  We may not “hear” from him but if we open the Word he’ll use it to speak to us.  A person chooses not to believe.  Thank God I believe in the Lord.  He’s the best thing that’s ever happened to us.  He’s who we confess to and it’s safe with him.  When silence is there instead of his voice, just open the Word.  Sometimes the Word tells us all we need to know.  If you get no reply it means the answer is to remain with God.  He sees what’s best.  Remember Romans 8:28.  In Isaiah he tells us that his ways are not our ways and his thoughts are high above ours.  In Jeremiah he tells us that he knows the thoughts he has toward us.  If God doesn’t reply to your question don’t get mad.  The secret things belong to God.

It’s not all a mystery.  Jesus is the Light of the world.  His Word is a light and lamp to us.  God will reveal what we need.  He has revealed much to us in his Word.  He has revealed much through our experiences.  We all still have flaws; we stumble from time to time.  We may ask ‘Lord, are you there?’  Elijah ran into a cave and asked where God was.  He didn’t find him in the earthquake or the wind.  There was a still, small voice.  In order to hear that kind of voice we must be still.  Sometimes we won’t quit talking so that we can hear him.

One day we’ll know all the answers.  In the meantime we have 66 books of the Bible.  His Word is forever settled in heaven.  It belongs to us to do the Words of his law.  We look for answers when they have been three feet away from us on the table all along.  Seek the Word.  It will say the same thing tomorrow it says today.  The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.  So be it.  It means we can trust him with our secrets and trust him in his secrets.  What he does, what he reveals can be trusted and that is enough.  No need to add to it or take away from it.

Look at Psalm 131 in light of Deuteronomy 29:29.

1Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and forever.

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