Friday, January 24, 2014
Proverbs 25 "Mysteries We Grasp"
Doesn't it just amaze you how after reading a passage numerous times you suddenly understand something new about it? I find this so thrilling and mystical. The thought and hope of learning something new from the Lord keeps driving me back to His word
"It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings to search out a matter." Proverbs 25:2
Maybe God conceals things from us to protect us or maybe we're just not ready to learn it. This is all for His glory so that He can help us learn more of Him along the way. This ever learning aspect can come only from His word. It also keeps us wanting, longing and knowing more of Him. His greatness is never ending, therefore His teaching is never ending. There will always be something new, refreshing and fulfilling to be learned from His word that we'll never get from any other book.
All people enjoy knowing, learning and searching out matters. When we understand something it is ours. No one can take it away. When we understand something it is no longer a mystery or something we seek to learn. It is ours to keep. I believe God hides little nuggets from us to be revealed through the Holy Spirit at exactly the time we need it most or will learn it best. We will never be able to fully grasp or understand everything in the Bible, because it is not our word or teaching. It is Gods.
"The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us..." Duet. 29:29
When He does reveal something to us it is a precious thing. A precious word from God for us to keep and treasure. How very precious that He takes the time to teach us something new about Him! May we continue returning to His word never growing tired of searching for the mysteries it holds.