"It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter." Proverbs 25:2
Have you ever wondered why some things are not so clear in the Bible - why the scriptures don't always make sense to you or answer all the questions that you may have at the moment? Why would God hide His truth from us? I don't believe that God hides things from us, He hides them for us! I believe that it gives our Father great pleasure for us to seek out and find the morsels of truth that He has hidden within His Word. You are probably asking yourself, "Why would a loving Father hide things from His kids and get pleasure from sitting back and watching them search for them?" Isn't that some sort of sick pleasure? Not at all. I believe that a person's willingness and diligence to search and dig for the "deep things of God" not only shows a desire within them for truth, but a maturity as well. Sure God could lay it all out plainly before us, but what would that accomplish? Nothing, it would cause us to forever be waiting for someone else to "spoon-feed" us like babes, never learning to feed ourselves. God wants us to grow up, and study is a form of growth. He wants us to know His Word and be able to navigate the Bible with confidence. It is His desire for us to be fully capable and equipped adult Christians, able to discern truth from lies and to withstand the cunning ploy of the enemy to blow us off course. Holy Spirit has been made available Being grounded in the Word is becoming more and more imperative in these perilous times of rampant deceit and debauchery in which we live. So keep digging-- those who seek will find..
" Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ." Eph. 4:14,15
Pastor Frank Dodson