Proverbs 25:1-3 These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.
“Mommy, why does the dog bark?” “Daddy, why does the rain disappear the next day?” “Mommy, why is my hair brown?” “Daddy, why did the neighbor call you a weirdo?” Ok, so maybe you can answer the last one, but we don’t have all the answers.
Sometimes children will bring us questions we are not at all prepared to answer. Occasionally it is not because we do not know the answer, but rather we are afraid they would not understand. The answer that we would give them might cause them to be more confused than if they were just left with the question. Have you ever had to say, “Ask me in a few years and I will tell you, but for now you have to trust I am right.”
Sometimes God treats us in this same way. It is within His right, and by His wisdom that He does not tell us everything. For example, if people knew exactly when they would die, some would live a sin filled life like the world until that day, and then expect to get everything straightened out just before they died. The outcome would be people living like the devil and then wanting God to forgive that behavior at the end of life. Living that way not only robs that person of God’s love and blessings, but may also cause others watching you, who might have accepted Christ, to ignore God’s saving grace as well.
God wants us to love Him and live for Him all of our days. Living like the devil will cause us to miss all the blessings that God has planned for us now in this life. So, in God’s wisdom He sometimes says, “Wait child, I’ll tell you later.”
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
It is an honor for any leader, or parent, when they find the truth of God, and are able to give it to someone else. It is then that they experience the joy in serving God for them self. What a joy to hear someone say, “Thanks for sharing Jesus with me, you really made a difference.” When in reality it was God who made the difference in their life, we just shared Him.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Mark 14 – 16 / Proverbs 25:1-3
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Isa. 40-41 / Col. 2
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