An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, August 25, 2014

You Can’t Be a Know It All

(Proverbs 25:2 KJV)  It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

Why would God “conceal” (5641) things from us?  We need to understand that there is no Cosmic Freedom of Information Act.  Even in the federal law there are exemptions for national security.  One of the items covered when I was in the Army was that you not only needed the right security clearance but you must demonstrate a “need to know.”  There is much that we don’t need to know.

He conceals His glory.  Remember when Moses asked to see God’s glory.
(Exodus 33:18 KJV)  And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
But to see God’s glory would mean death.
(Exodus 33:20 KJV)  And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Think of other things that God conceals.  God conceals the moment of our death.  God conceals the reason for our suffering.  He conceals the sex of our children before birth. 

So?  Part of the walk of faith is not knowing.  We can seek.  We can ask.  Ultimately we must trust Him as God.  Today you will probably face this.  Walk in glory.


SLW said...

Not knowing may be the heart of faith.

Pumice said...

As long as you make allowance for seeking I can agree. Some people seek and are content to wait in confidence. That is faith. Some people are too lazy to seek and that is often just sloth.

Grace and peace.