James MacDonald: We’re Asking the Wrong Question of God

“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

As you make your way through life, how often do you have questions you’d like to ask of God?

And how many of those questions start with, “Why?”

We struggle with the concept of God having “secret things.” He shouldn’t keep secrets from us, right?—not from those of us who’ve been born again into His family through faith in Jesus. We’re important to him, aren’t we? We contribute to his kingdom, don’t we? As people who play at least a small part in what he’s doing today on the earth, we can be inclined to think he owes us some answers when we ask. And why not? Why wouldn’t he?

Asking why and not being given an answer settles with finality our minuscule role in his infinite plan, and we have a hard time living within the implications of that reality. It doesn’t square with what we know of his love for us and what we expect of our relationship. When God doesn’t answer our “whys,” it makes us feel small, and we don’t like feeling small.

But isn’t it just like sinful, selfish people to focus on what God has chosen not to tell us instead of being satisfied with everything he’s told us already—”the things that are revealed,”the things that do “belong to us”—because, taken together, the Bible says they add up to “all things that pertain to life and godliness”(2 Peter 1:3). Everything that matters we already know—how we got here, where we’re going, how it ends, who wins. God is not up in heaven debating with himself whether he probably should have told us a little bit more. In no way has he shorted us on any vital information.

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Source: Christian Post