Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Secret Things and Things Revealed
Today’s Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 28-29; Galatians 6
SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 29:29
29 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever…” (Deut 29:29 NKJV)
What are secret things? If something is a secret it is something that is unknown to me. It may be known to someone, and to that someone it is not a secret, but as long as it remains unknown to me it remains to me a secret.
This passage declares a truth that cannot be disputed: God knows things that are beyond our understanding. He is the omniscient Creator; alongside Him I am as a mindless microbe. The other truth of this passage is that I am only responsible before God for the things that have been revealed—things that I and my fellow microbes have been given the means to discover—things that God has purposed for us to know.
Some microbes think so highly of themselves as to not believe in God. They apparently believe that anything beyond their own understanding doesn’t exist. They do not realize that the beginning of wisdom is in realizing the infinite measure of that which they do not know. God is far greater than any creature can fathom. While I cannot comprehend all that God is, I may yet know the reality of His existence. His love and His presence and His companionship are part of that which has been revealed to me, not by means of my own cognitive reasoning, but by means of spiritual revelation. This is part of “those things which are revealed”—those things that, “belong to us and to our children forever.”
Omnipotent and Omniscient Creator, thank You for the truth you have revealed to me and continue to uncover to my limited being day by day as I walk in faith. Thank You for Your guidance in my pursuit of both intellectual and spiritual knowledge day by day. Thank You that, while You are vast beyond human comprehension, yet somehow I know Your love and the touch of eternal life. Thank You for providing that I may have relationship with You. Through Christ. Amen. -AP