Thursday, March 15, 2012

Secret Things

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.
Deut 29:29

Ah, the 'secret things' verse.  I'm sure there are endless arguments regarding the true meaning of what is 'secret' here.... what is meant for God alone.  And here I've taken this verse right out of context and plucked  it up at the top of this post, AND... I am going to arrogantly state what I think it means.
I'm siding with Calvin on this one.
Some things are not for us to know.  He's told us what we need to know.... it's more than enough to keep us busy.  Really.

Frankly, I'm getting tired of, and too old for, the endless debates.  I've wasted so much time trying to figure out stuff that I now understand is way above my pay-grade.  While I was exercising brain cells ad nauseum, my joints were rusting out.
That's not gospel living.  And if there still be any confusion about that, let it be laid to rest in the gospels themselves.

Tonia posted today a challenge to immerse ourself in gospel.  

Yes.  Jesus' very own words.... definitely revelation I need bother with. 


  1. I think we'll all get to heaven one day and be like, "Oooohhh...that's why that happened. Ok. Good one God."
    And then He'll wink at us.

  2. there are things that our little 3 pound brains can't totally understand – and never will be able to – at least in this part of our life. But we still wrap as much of our head around them as we can,and stretch the rest of the way with our faith. Between you and me, I think I developed a little bit of an immunity to Calvin – having graduated from a Presbyterian seminary, and hearing about him again and again and again. Don't tell Calvin by the way.:) But pretty much what you said – that's what I think. God bless and keep you Kara.

  3. I love this verse Kara. A friend did a painting for my youngest and wrote it on the back of the painting. I love the part that refers to our children. It makes me think of the inherent openness and softness that children have, that there is something special that they can have in God.
    I love the mysteries... I can't imagine life without them. Why do we think that life would be easier if we had all our questions answered? Even on the other side I wonder if we still keep learning... there must always be more to know about God... I can't imagine not learning.