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, NIV 1984).
My Musings – As is our nature, we do not like secrets. We do not like being kept in the dark. We usually demand answers. What we often get in return are excuses, half-truths or outright lies. Trust, fragile to begin with, begins to breaks down. Such is the state of the fallen world that we live in.
In recent years, we have increasingly extended this mistrust to God. Demanding answers for things that are none of our business. He owes us no explanations. There are secret things that belong to Him and things He has revealed to us. What He has revealed should be sufficient. He is the Creator and we are the created. The clay does not dictate to the potter.
We are the ones who broke faith with Him. He is the One who is owed an explanation. But all to often all we offer in return are excuses, half-truths or outright lies. Who do we think we are fooling? Despite all this, He sent His Son to bear our guilt and shame. Revealing to us the way back to Him. Once a secret, a mystery. Now revealed as “the way, the truth and the life.” Yet we claim that His way, His truth, cannot be the only way to life. If there were other ways, then Christ would have never needed to die on that cruel cross.
My Advice – There was no other way. No secrets are being kept from us about this. The Gospel revealed, if accepted, belongs to us forever. If rejected, the consequences will belong to us forever. That too is no secret, but many reject that it is the truth. Don’t let that be you.