Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Most people wonder why God doesn’t always speak in more open terms—audibly, with visible signs.
The Bible indicates that God receives more glory when He conceals, rather than making things obvious.
It is more glorious for Him to hide, and have us seek. In the introduction to the parable of the seed and the sower we find that Jesus did not merely use parables as illustrations, but at times to conceal truth so that only the hungry would understand (see Matt. 13:11,18-23). It is the mercy of God to withhold revelation for those who have no hunger for truth because the chances are they won’t obey it when they hear it. Revelation always brings responsibility. By keeping revelation from those without hunger, God protects them from certain failure to carry the responsibility it would lay on them. Yet, He doesn’t conceal from us; He conceals for us!
There’s another part to this equation—“it’s the glory of kings to search out a matter”(Proverbs 25:2). We are kings and priests to our God (see Rev. 1:6). Our royal identity never shines brighter than when we pursue hidden things with the confidence that we have legal access to such things. Mysteries are our inheritance. Our role in ruling and reigning with Christ comes to the forefront when we seek Him for answers to the trials and tribulations of the world. It is important to note, ruling from God’s perspective means “to be the servant of all.” Too many have embraced wrong theology and have used it as an excuse to pursue ruling over others in the way Jesus warned against.
Our walk is, and always will be, serving.
Jesus answered them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted” (Matt. 13:11 NASB). We, as believers, have legal access to the realm of God’s mysteries. The hidden things are placed in waiting for the believer to discover. They are ours by inheritance.
Prove All Things.
1 Thessalonians 5:21-23 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
We must prove all things. So many voices in the world crying look here and look there.
Matthew 24:23 23 At that time, if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe it. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible.…
The many religions and denominations of the world are proof of this dire warning but for the most part we have ignored it. Falling like rabbits into snares that will be our demise if we do not free ourselves from the clutter of religious ideology. The west has been won by the adversary. Almost the entire Christian faiths are under the spell of false Sabbath worship. False festivals. For the most part we are disobeying the Lord and doing it our way. Just as Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for doing it their way by adding their own rituals to the word of God. We as Christians have fallen into the same traditions. We have constructed a whole belief system on false teachings that do not resemble the church of the New Testament Era. Literally hundreds of denominations all fighting to be the true church and all doing it differently to the early church.
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
This means what it says. If we love the Lord then we must be keeping all of the commandments as He kept them and His apostles and followers kept them.
You can read the bible from beginning to end and there is not one scripture telling us to break the 4th commandment and call our own day of worship. God ordained it from the beginning before Israel was formed and unless we align to His word we are not His sheep because we are not listening to the shepherd’s voice.
He requires we give our whole heart, mind and soul.
Have you committed to Jesus? Or are you committed to a religious belief system?
If we do not wake up to the wiles of the devil we may find that we are in his snare without realising it. Jesus warned that many will say Lord we have prophesied in your name and we have done many works in your name, but Jesus will answer and say I never knew you. Matthew 7:21-23.