The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
This often quoted (at least the first phrase of it) verse from Deuteronomy sets the stage for a commitment renewal ceremony in Moab where a fresh generation in Israel commits to keeping the Law. The wording anticipates the promise the nation will make. It reserves to God the right to be God and yet to reveal more of Himself still to His people. There are secret things that still belong to Him. In faith and obedience His people accept this mystery.
But the God Who knows all has revealed some to us. That is the beauty of revelation. We see God in what He says. Israel saw God in the covenant and the knowledge of God found there belonged to them and to their children forever. And the responsibility to do what God has revealed follows in the knowledge of God's revelation of His will.
So there is a functional part to God's truth of His revelation that looks something like this:
- Posted with my iPad. The Apple Kool-Aide tastes fine.