His Secrets

For the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. Amos 3:7

And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.” Matt.13:11

I used to think like I was taught in Evangelical-dom; we must interpret the Bible literally only. To do anything else is less than proper, academic or orthodox. I used to think everything was plainly stated at face value, laid out on the table so to speak, nothing hidden in the scriptures. My questions such as, “What does this mean?” were often met with “We don’t really know.” What a wonderful blessing to discover that the Lord does reveal His hidden secrets to His people, when they desire it; when they seek Him and ask. There is more than the literally stated doctrine (such as the deity of Christ and the gospel). His Word is a box of seemingly endless treasures waiting to be discovered by those who truly desire to have them. What a surprise. God does have secrets after all, that He keeps from some, and reveals to others. How thrilling and how humbling. He speaks in the language of metaphor. He is a poet! The Lord makes some to understand, and withholds from others. He reveals secrets and mysteries. He withholds and reveals His secret to whom He chooses.

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3 thoughts on “His Secrets

  1. Dan 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (This is the Lords secret … understanding the end time events given to the 144,000 and the multitude.) I recommend going to the The Third Day studies, learning the symbolisms, metaphors and similitudes that comprise the prophetic writ of the scriptures. Jesus spoke in parables. A parable is a similitude, you cannot just take the Bible literally; it must also be taken figuratively. Study site http://the-thirdday.com/

    Linda

  2. amen Linda. Very true, “seal the book even to the time of the end” in Daniel. A good example there. Yes the prophetic scriptures are in metaphoric language and Jesus spoke in parables! Very true what you say about the existence of literal and figurative scriptures. There are both. Thank you and God bless you!

  3. lots of scripture about this..
    to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. nasb
    To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. kjb Prov.1:6

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