"Open thou my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things
out of Thy law."
© 1976, 1998 by Diane S. Dew
I. God has limitations on what
he will reveal to man and what he keeps hidden.
Some things are hidden for a time, and revealed later. Other matters are
revealed only to a degree.
Deuteronomy 29:29 "The secret things belong
unto the Lord our God;
but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children
forever, that we may do all the words of this law."
Romans 11:33, 34 "O the depth
of the riches both of the wisdom and
knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways
past finding out!"
John 16:12 "I have yet many things
to say unto you, but ye cannot
bear them now."
Revelation 10:4 "And when the
seven thunders had uttered their voices,
I was about to write; and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,
Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not."
II. But certain of His truths God has chosen to reveal to man.
Daniel 2:19 "Then was the
secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision.
Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven."
Daniel 2:22, 28 "He revealeth the deep
and secret things: he knoweth
what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.... But there is a
God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known..."
"And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know
mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these
things are done in parables."
"These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs:
time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall
shew you plainly of the Father."
III. God Himself must reveal spiritual truths to man.
A. The Lord Jesus had to open up the scriptures to the apostles.
Luke 24:27, 45
"And beginning at Moses and all the
prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the
things concerning himself."
"Then opened he their understanding, that
they might understand the scriptures."
Paul received revelation of the mysteries of God directly from
is the responsibility of the Holy Spirit to "teach you all things"
and "show you things to come."
1 Corinthians 2:10-13
1 John 2:27
IV. God has not chosen the wise of this world
with whom to share His
mysteries, for He knows man's temptation to glory in wisdom (Jeremiah
9:23, 24). But God entrusts His truths to the simple, "that no flesh should
Daniel 2:30 "But as for me, this secret is not revealed
to me for
Matthew 11:25, 26 (Luke 10:21) "...thou hast hid these
"For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom
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