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. – Deuteronomy 29:29
In the last couple of weeks at our Thursday night Bible study, we have been discussing the plans that were given for the construction of the Tabernacle in Exodus. A common theme that has emerged in this discussion is the observation that God is very “detail oriented,” or specific if you will, regarding how things are to be done. As God is giving the people of Israel directions for this very important project, and others too, He leaves nothing to guesswork.
Yet there are plenty of things that God doesn’t “spell out” in great detail or in any detail. So many in fact that one of our most popular questions may in my experience is simply “why?” The variations may be different, but we frequently find ourselves asking, “why did (insert issue here) have to happen to either ourselves or a loved one.” There is never a guaranteed answer for every question. Some things with God are secret, and He doesn’t answer to us. What He does do is reveal the things that are important for us to know, and He usually does it in painstaking detail. So, my advice is go with what you know that God has revealed, and leave the secret things to Him and with Him.