It is normal for questions about life to rise up in our hearts constantly, but because we are God’s children we have come to know that the best and most reliable fountain of truth and information lie with Him. For that reason, in our prayers to Him, many questions are included. I suspect that some of you who are reading this blog today may have gone to bed last night or even woke up this morning with a question in your heart for God. In the book of Deuteronomy, we read about the time when Moses was reminding God’s people of His covenant with them. They would hear what He would do and what He expected of them. When Moses added that their descendants and the nations around them would start questioning God when they saw how He dealt with the disobedient, he made this declaration: 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) These words are a clear reminder that there are secrets that will stay with God and we will never know them in this life, while there will be others that He will be pleased to reveal to His children.
Although the Lord understands exactly how we are and that we often possess inquisitive minds, He wants us to know Him well enough to where we can trust Him even when we don’t understand certain things. In the 18th Chapter of Genesis is found the story of the time when three men visited Abraham. Most bible scholars concur that it was the Lord with two of His angels. On that day, Sarah, Abraham’s wife, would be told she would bear a son in her old age. From there, the three men would continue on toward Sodom and Gomorrah. I’m sure you all remember what for. Nevertheless, remembering what we read about the secret things of God and those revealed, God chose to reveal to Abraham His plans for the two wicked towns in question. Abraham responded by pleading with God to spare his nephew Lot and his family who lived in Sodom. God answered his prayer but during their discourse, Abraham made this declaration: “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Gen. 18:25) It was not really a question but an absolute confidence that God will never do wrong.
Have you arrived at that same point in your relationship with God in your life? Have you gotten to the point where your faith and trust in Him is much, much greater than any question that can disturb your peace of mind? I’ll close by reminding you that God is faithful, loving, righteous, merciful, good, and kind. That’s good enough for me; I hope it is for you too.
Memory verse for the week: (Galatians 6:2) Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.