In this life there will inevitably be some mysteries. Not every ‘I’ will be dotted, or ‘t’ crossed; not every question will be answered; not every puzzle will be solved. It may even be that there will be mysteries in the next life too. But when we are with God in heaven, what we do know will be enough. ‘’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. In the ‘New Living Translation’’ this reads: ‘’The LORD our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.’’
As in our reading today, we have to say that there are certain things kept from our knowledge. (God in His Sovereignty knows why.) But let’s get on with doing something about the revealed knowledge we do possess. God will always empower us to do His will. We can’t legitimately claim that we are unable. Truth comes to us with accountability built in. We are expected to live it; to do it. Fulfilling the ‘Great Commission’ will keep our hands occupied until Jesus returns. As someone said, ‘’It’s not the parts of the Bible I don’t understand that bother me; it’s the bits I do understand.’’ There’s enough in these pages to be getting on with.
PRAYER: Lord, whenever I read your Word, help me to see what you want me to do, and then put it into practice. May I never allow truth to lie fallow in my mind.