Secret Things and Things Revealed

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).

We live in a generation that craves after knowledge of the unknown future. They travel over land and sea; and through forbidden and dark ways to gain the forbidden fruit of knowledge kept secret from men. Their paths are slippery and they end in misery.

Why does it happen that way? The answer is clear. Whatever God wanted His children to know have already been revealed. You need only turn to the Bible and make it your constant companion to get to know the things that give you life. You need to read and meditate on His Word to be blessed with the knowledge of God and His ways. That is enough to give you clear direction for your life on earth and life eternal too. So the revealed things of God are written for our benefit and the benefit of our children. They will remain so forever.

The purpose of God having revealed all these things is to enable us to obey the commands of God. He has given us light through His words in this dark world. By following them we can avoid stumbling and falling.

But the secret things have not been revealed. It is not necessary for us to know them. That knowledge is not for us to seek out. But our problem is that we neglect the study of what has been revealed already. Little do we realize that our happiness lies in understanding the depth and riches of what has already been revealed. It is in itself an inexhaustible treasure-ground. Hunt for treasure there. And you shall fall in eternal love with the One who holds the secret things.