Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Moment in Proverbs Proverbs 25: 2-3

Proverbs 25:2-3, “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter. The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.”

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing…I guess one of the biggest questions we ask or hear others ask about God is, “What is His will in the matter?” or “What or why is He allowing this?”  God does work in mysterious ways; He has a plan that is not always clear to us, but always perfectly clear to Him.  Nothing is hidden from Him, the depth of his knowledge about us and what concerns us is greater than any of us can fully comprehend. Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” Romans 11:33.

We see and experience God’s work in our lives but we don’t always understand that work.  Perhaps because we are often caught up in the “why me/poor me” syndrome or perhaps because we do not understand that His thoughts are higher than our thoughts (see Isaiah 55:8). Imagine this; part of God’s awesome power is that He never needs to search into a matter, because he already knows about it.  As trials and tribulations have sprung upon us, they were no surprise to Him.  He knew before you were born that this day would come, and He planned every day of your life (Psalms 139:15 LVB & KJV).

Now on the other hand, we are limited to His great knowledge but this passage tells us that honor is developed as we search out matters of God’s heart.  As we come to His Word to seek His wisdom and direction, we find peace in our situation; we find comfort in our trial and we find wisdom to carry us though.  And yes, as we draw closer to Him each day of our lives, we may even find that His mysterious ways are not as mysterious as they use to be.  We may find that we have greater understanding because we are abiding in His Word.  And we may find that in abiding, the questions are answered with a question of our own, “If God be for us, then who can be against us” (Romans 8:31).  What a great place to be…abiding with the King.

Prayer:  LORD, you have blessed us by your work in our lives; it is by your hands that we have victory.  O LORD, how great are thy works and how deep are your thoughts for us.  LORD, you have searched us and know us so well. You know when we are resting and when we are at work; you understand our thoughts even better than we understand ourselves. You understand our intent of heart and deeds and there is nothing hidden from you.  LORD, the words yet unspoken by our lips are known by you before they are formed. LORD, your hand shall hold our hand through this life and into eternity, there is no time when we are alone in this life.  Even if we perceive all is lost; even then, you see things clearly and your glory and knowledge will lead us. How precious are your thoughts toward us; how great is the sum of them, if we should count them, they would number more than the grains of sand. Thank you that we have this confidence in you as we abide in you.  We pray in Jesus’ name, amen.

Abiding Still,

Connie Renfro ©

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