Psalm 25.14 “The secret of the Lord is for those who fear HIm, And He will make them know His covenant.”
This verse jumped out at me this morning. As I read this idea of a secret that God reveals, I studied further. The Hebrew word for secret is “Sod”. It means “a confidential discussion” and even implies this would be in a limited circle. I believe many people have the idea, that no matter how they live, what they do, or what they believe, God dispenses everything of blessing to everybody evenly. That all of His mysteries are given fairly to everyone This isn’t true. He does love us all, but saves special revelation to those that love Him back.
It is obvious here that the secret or mysteries are revealed only to those who “fear” the Lord. That means, serve, respect, and revere. This is more than cheap lip-service. This is a way of life. When we honor God he honors us by revealing is covenant. The Covenant refers to His Ways, and Promises. This would include revealing Himself, His love, and His will for our lives.
There is a lot of spiritual knowledge, truths, and even experiences God wants us all to be part of. His love for each one of us draws us to Him. We have to go beyond, just believing and really serving the Lord in our lives every day.
Are you living with a respect, reverance, and love for the Lord that is seen in our habits, priorities, time, and talents? If you are then spiritual mysteries, that only the spiritually-minded receive, and now are being revealed to you.
Consider this teaching by the Apostle Paul ..
“The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:14–16, NIV)
Read these verses two or three times to get them.
So knowing God brings spiritual understanding. We know God through the bridge of faith. Faith in Christ, forgiveness in Christ, and freedom in Christ. Then the Spirit of God dwells in us and the Holy Spirit is our teacher and leads us and guides us into all truth. The Lord loves you and has given his Son so we can know Him. Great truths await the person that loves Him back.
Pastor Nate Elarton