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Mysterious – God's character from A to Z

Did you ever wish God would tip His hand, so to speak, and let you in on some of His secrets? You know – stuff like

  • when Jesus is coming back
  • how He deals with the remote lost (who never got a chance to hear the Gospel)
  • why suffering exists
  • how to reconcile the ideas of predestination and free choice
  • what tomorrow will bring
  • whether believers are “once saved, always saved” or not
  • how long you will live (in this life)
  • what happened to Elijah
  • the name of the Antichrist
  • where Adam and Eve’s daughters-in-law came from
  • whether the Rapture will be before or after the Great Tribulation
  • and other tricky questions.

How would it be, if the great Jehovah were to pull back the curtain, so to speak, and give us an eyeful of things to come? What if He were to spell out the truths behind some of our most controversial biblical debates?

Yet He doesn’t do it. At least, not all the time. Maybe even rarely.

God is mysterious.

Surely He keeps certain details close for strategic reasons, in His own wisdom. I sometimes wonder if perhaps God holds back some of His secrets, simply because we could not handle the answers. Would it undo us to learn the times of our deaths? Would it change the choices we make?

Also, I believe God holds back some of the theological answers to leave room for our faith. Are we willing to trust Him, even if we still carry difficult questions?

The bottom line is simple; the Almighty is under no obligation to explain Himself to us. He needs not justify His choices for our satisfaction.

But often, the Lord of hosts does reveal precious truths to those who seek Him closely.

“Call to Me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3, NIV)

Once in a while, if we draw near enough to the heart of the Father with our spiritual eyes wide open and a willing attitude, we can enjoy revelations of God’s own secrets, spelled out just when we need them the most. Maybe we get a glimpse of His glory, a hearty helping of His holy love, or a personal reassurance that His promises still stand.

Then we are called to trust Him in His mysterious ways again – until that day, when we see Him wholly in His holiness, and our stored-up questions fall away.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for writing and sharing the goodness of the Lord. I love the mysterious nature of God revealed to us through Christ and it is amazing how this greatest mystery can help us come in terms with how great our God is.

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