Satisfied with God’s word
“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever...” - Deuteronomy 29:29
It is natural to ask, “Why?” That is a wonderful design of God to place such a word into the human language for our brains to use. The word “why” has been used to develop inventions, medicines, and intellectuals. Nevertheless, it is God who created our intellect to ask that very question. However, there are some things that are too great for our understanding. How do we know? Our scripture tells us that there are some “secret things” that only belongs unto God.
May I dare ask the obvious – Why are some things secret, belonging only to God?
For one example, lets consider the future. If we knew the future, and all that would be coming our way, whether blessings or curses, it would be impossible to live by faith. Our lives would be chaos, void of hope, because more than likely we would be worrying about the calamity that we knew would be coming our way. Therefore God in love is good to us by allowing us to know just enough about how life operates and the consequences of our choices concerning the future without us knowing every detail in our lives. It is good for us not to know the future so that we can live by faith trusting God. To do so glorifies God.
The LORD not only knows the future but He holds the future. God is so awesome that He holds the future in ways that we could never imagine. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8,9).
We do not need to chase the worldly “whys” when the bible has all the answers we need for life. It reveals to us that the LORD is in sovereign control. He alone can direct our calamites for good and determine our victories while giving us only what our minds can handle.
It was the great African-American scientist George Washington Carver, who developed hundreds of useful products from the peanut. The popular story of his rise up to the peanut was that George asked God, “Show me the mystery of the universe?” He continued to ask, until one day God said, “That knowledge is reserved for Me alone.” So George realizing God’s goodness then asked, “Show me the mystery of the peanut?” Then God said, “Well, George, that’s more nearly your size.’ And so it was that God revealed to George Washington Carver the mysterious peanut, which was another universe inside a shell.
We need to learn and be satisfied with the bible, because there is a whole universe revealed to us within those sixty-six books.
David C. Hale, pastor email: email@example.com