God Has Revealed

“Man is an insatiably inquisitive creature.  His mind is so made that it cannot rest.  It is always prying into the unknown.  He pursues knowledge with restless energy.  His life is a voyage of discovery.  He is always questing, exploring, investigating, and researching.  When man’s mind begins to concern itself with God (apart from revelation), it is baffled.  It gropes in the dark.  Nor is this surprising, because God, whatever or whoever He may be is infinite, while we are finite creatures.  He is altogether beyond our comprehension.  Therefore our minds, though wonderfully effective instruments—cannot immediately help us here.  They cannot climb up into the infinite mind of God (Isaiah 55:8-9; Jeremiah 10:23).  And so the situation would have remained if God had not taken the initiative to remedy it.  Man would have remained forever agnostic, asking indeed with Pontius Pilate, ‘What is truth?’  He would be a worshipper, for such is his nature; but all his altars would be inscribed, like the one in Athens, ‘To an unknown god’” (Basic Christianity, Stott, pp. 12-13).

God will never leave us in the dark without answers. He longs to reveal to us what we need – and it is only our stubborn, unrelenting, dull hearts that prevent us from hearing every word of life (Hebrews 5:11-14). Friends, we need His words. No words will guide us as His do. In them we have everything we need (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We have insights into the mystery of Christ (Ephesians 3:3-5).

Others disappoint when it comes to verbal disclosure. Nobody is perfect, and even the best spouses, children, and employees do not always give us all the truth on certain matters.

We may find loneliness in this life, for which there is no worldly cure. The word of God, however, is the answer to emptiness within the spirit (Psalm 119:165).

The Word of God is accessible to everybody (Psalm 119:130), unlike the complexities of convoluted human wisdom.

People seem to spend so long waiting for signs from God, yet fail to see the sign in front of their eyes. God has spoken to us in His word (Hebrews 1:2), and if we are unhappy with that revelation, then nothing else will be given (Matthew 16:4).

We lack nothing in the Bible pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). We need to be reminded that God has done a lot for us in the realm of revelation. How much do we reveal to Him? Do we return God’s favor by disclosing everything in our hearts? God has revealed divine truth to us, so have we responded by opening our hearts to Him and embracing the vulnerability and security of an eternal relationship with our Maker?