Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Secret.
A secret is something hidden or unexplained. It is kept from being shared or explained to everyone. It’s a piece of information or knowledge shared with just a few.
Upon seeing the word prompt, one verse comes to mind as it has always amazed me:
“The Lord our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.” (Deuteronomy 29:29, NLT)
God has secrets, well kept at that.
Everything we need to know, He has revealed to us between the two covers of our Bible. The words we come to read and understand are ours to live by for all of our days. He has given us all we need to live this life.
“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” (2 Peter 1:3, NLT)
There are also many things in life we cannot, and may never, be able to understand and explain. But we hold onto the truths and promises He has given us and leave the unexplained in His hands, trusting Him with all things.
“Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!
For who can know the Lord’s thoughts?
Â Â Â Â Who knows enough to give him advice?
And who has given him so much
Â Â Â Â that he needs to pay it back?
For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.” (Romans 11: 33-36, NLT)
It’s quite simple really. The secret things belong to God. We are responsible to hold onto all we already know.
One day, the secrets will be revealed.
Until then, may we be faithful to the One who holds them all.