I don’t understand everything I read in the Bible. I will never understand everything God has already revealed to us. So it’s very interesting to watch God point out different truths to me each time I read his Word.
Paul says, “we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.” (1 Cor. 2:7) He goes on to say that it’s obvious the leaders of his time didn’t get it, otherwise they would not have crucified Jesus.
So Paul didn’t understand everything, either, but he is declaring that what God says is true. So I am. And it makes sense to me that there will be mysteries surrounding the Creator of the Universe, the Great I AM. I’ve only got a 3.5 pound brain. No matter how intellectual I am or how long and hard I study, I’m just not going to comprehend it all – and he wouldn’t be God if I could.
Even more intriguing is the thought that what we have today is Bible 101. The Beginner’s Bible. I believe we will continue our studies in Bible classes 201, 301, 401 and 501 and so on in heaven. God is much greater and complex than we can possibly imagine. He has only revealed the tip of the iceberg – there is so much more.
These are the mysteries of God.
I don’t have to understand it all to know that God is good, all the time. I know nothing is impossible for him. I know that he wants the best for me and is working all things out for my good.
I trust that God has all of these answers and will reveal what I need to know when I need to know it. I know that I’m on the right path when I heading towards God.
As my trust in God grows, I have watched the number of mysteries in my life shrink. He is always speaking to me – loving me, guiding me and pointing out my next step just at the right time – not a day early.
The God of Mysteries proves over and over to me that he has it all under control – especially when I don’t understand it.
Thank you, Abba Father.