Sunday, March 9, 2008

Monday Morning Devotions

Deut. 29: 29- "The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law."

If this verse becomes a reality in our lives, then we can say that we live in that perfect peace and contentment the Lord has always desired for us. When we are content to know no more than what the Triune God has revealed to us, and not seek to know what He has wisely hidden from us, then happy are we indeed. Eve sinned because she allowed Satan to convince her that God was holding out on both Adam and herself. Satan told her that God was keeping both of them from reaching their true potential, that of becoming like God. Eve had in creation all evidence she needed to know of the true goodness of God and that God wanted the very best for Adam and herself. Yet she allowed herself to be convinced that God was being stingy, and so the trajectory of her life and all her seed took a tragic turn. Our suspicions of God have not changed. Every day God gives us evidence of His love for us, but we convince ourselves that He is stingy, that He gives us rules to hem us in, to prevent us from enjoying all that life has to offer. So we fall into all kinds of sin thinking we will find what God has been hiding from us. But if we could just see all the evidence of God's love for us, we could learn to trust Him implicitly. We could trust Him to keep us from knowledge and experiences that can only bring us sorrow, harm and death. And we could remain happy that all the things that pertain to life and happiness God has not hidden from us, but has revealed them to us. The evidence of this is available to us; the evidence is tangible and can be passed down through the generations. And with what has been revealed to us, we have been given the keys to understand how we are to obey God. We have a tangible heritage from God that can be carefully preserved throughout all the many days man has on this earth.

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