“The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.” (Psalm 25:14, NIV)
Imagine it! The Lord actually confides in those who fear him. Not only that, but he also shows them his covenant. This means he shows them his favor.
What are we willing to do to experience the favor of God?
When we become acquainted with God through his Son, Jesus Christ, all kinds of wonderful things happen. We become friends with God, and friends share secrets along life’s way.
The same is true in our relationship with God. He reveals many of the mysteries of the kingdom as our relationship develops with him. “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory” (1 Corinthians 2:7, NKJV).
The apostle Paul continued by saying, “These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10–11, NIV).
Paul asks God to reveal his Spirit of wisdom and revelation so we can know him better: “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come” (Ephesians 1:17–21, NIV).
This is a lot of Scripture. Take time to meditate on these passages. Ask God to give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in order to know him, and his incomparably great power for us who believe, the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead.
Continue praying that God will give us the Spirit of revelation so we can know and experience the secrets of the kingdom. We want our faith to rest on the power of God, Jesus Christ himself, and not on the wisdom of men.
Today, ask yourself:
Am I placing myself in a position where God can feel free to reveal himself to me? Am I asking for the Spirit of revelation and wisdom?