God seems to have a lot of secrets. And rightfully so, I mean, He created it all, he knows how he put it all together and how it will end. He knows the day and the hour that the Second Coming will happen. He knows when Jesus will return in His white robe and sword dipped in blood. God knows what will happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and the years to come. Some things are not for us to know. Even Jesus pointed to that. “He that has ears…let him hear.” The message wasn’t intended for everyone. Not everyone will know the truth… Or they will but the truth will not be revealed in their lives.
So how does that work for those who are in relationship with Him? Are we privy to more information? Do we have access to a download of info? Are we connected? I believe we do experience more knowledge. In fact, I think…Yes! That is why we have verses like Ephesians 1:17 that state, “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better.” We should rely on God’s sovereignty and grace through His revelation of the Truth that is the Word of God. Also, as 2 Peter 1:3 points out, “[God’s] divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” So unless God shows His grace on us, we will be less influenced and will be foreigners to the Gospel-truth. There is no wisdom unless it is given from God. He, alone, puts the desire in us to seek Him, to want to know Him, and to love and be loved by Him. For “he has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end,” says Ecclesiastes 3:11. We cannot even begin to understand the magnitude of God’s sovereignty. Without salvation, an intentional decision to follow Christ’s example in submission to lay down your own life, die to yourself, and live to share the story of salvation that God grants to you…Life is nothing. God knows all of the answers. Omniscient means all-knowing. That is exactly what God is…omniscient. And if we cannot fathom anything more than the big picture of our own existence (and we are usually too stuck on ourselves too much even for that), then God WILL have secrets. But for those things that God shows us and allows, graces us to know, they are for our good. For our growth. For His glory. I think it can be summed up in the following verse:
The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. – Deuteronomy 29:29
Until next time…