Saturday, February 25, 2006

Proverbs 25:2

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

God has the prerogative to conceal some things. What might He want to conceal? When we repent of our sin and confess it to Him, asking for forgiveness-He conceals it with the blood shed from the ultimate act of forgiveness. He goes a step further and totally blots out our sin, and remembers it no more.

God can conceal the deeper spiritual things (the meat) from young believers who would be overwhelmed by it, and gives them milk (the basics) to begin with. He often has a surface meaning and a deeper meaning, so that those who are prepared to really "get it" will. But keep in mind, that the Holy Spirit indwelling every believe can make even complex biblical matters seem simple to understand, so that we don't have to have a steady diet of just milk!

God can conceal the acts of obedience of believers from authorities who might want to harm them for their acts (I think of Bible smugglers, and missionaries in unwelcome countries).

God often wanted to conceal His glory from men in biblical times because it would be too much for them to comprehend. That is why no one has viewed God the Father in all His glory. Moses was blessed to view bits and pieces of God, and that was enough to cause Moses to glow a special glow. Can you imagine how we will glow when we see God as He is in His Heaven?

Why does a king make matters known, as stated in this proverb? Because any authority on this Earth is responsible to "get to the bottom of things." A king will request all truth and evidence be presented to him in a clear way, so he can make the best decisions for all involved.

This verse is a contrast verse. God is the King of kings, yet He does not have to "make matters known." I'm guessing this means He doesn't have to research things because He already knows all things. And He also knows the best outcome, and the ultimate outcome.

He just plain KNOWS. Won't it be great when we KNOW too?

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