Psalm 25:14 — The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant (NKJV).
It’s human nature to want to know everyone’s secrets. When someone says, “I know something you don’t know,” our flesh crawls with excitement, and our natural inclination is to find out what it is he is talking about. Usually, a secret is some sort of juicy gossip. The person the secret is about probably doesn’t want the information to become public knowledge, so they confide in someone who won’t tell. When the secret finally leaks out, feelings are hurt, trust is compromised and friendships end.
Not so with God’s secrets. Friendships don’t end when God spills His guts. In fact, friendship begins with God when He starts sharing secrets with you. Another version of Psalm 25:14 says, “The Lord is a friend to those who fear Him” (NLT). I don’t know about you, but I want to be a part of God’s inner circle.
I want to know all there is to know about our Maker. He is an infinite God with limitless wisdom. His knowledge and expertise far outweighs anything I could learn from a textbook. I want Him to be able to trust and confide in me. I don’t ever want to compromise my relationship with Him. My prayer is that He would reveal a new aspect of who He is to me everyday. What’s the key to this kind of friendship? You guessed it…the fear of the Lord.
I challenge you to live a life worthy of receiving God’s trust. So many times we just expect God to show us this or speak to us about that, but we don’t give him the honor and respect He deserves. When you fear Him, it builds trust in your relationship with God. When trust is established, He shares His secrets with you. Then your friendship with Him deepens beyond surface level.
Mark 4:11 — He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you” (NIV).
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