When I was a child, my mom would tell me to go to her room and bring something to her. I would waltz into her room and scan the room for the particular item. After a few moments of searching, I would yell back to her “Mama it’s not in here”. She would reply back to me “Yes it is. Look on the dresser.” So, I would relook on the dresser, moving a few pieces around, still coming up with nothing. Soon I would hear footsteps coming toward the bedroom.
As I turned I saw her coming across the doorframe. Like a targeted missile, she approached the dresser with such accuracy and swooped the item up in her hands. Shaking her head at me in dismay, she wondered why I couldn’t see it. Then she would say to me "Girl, if it had been a snake, it would have bit you."
I tried to explain that I had looked in that spot but didn’t see it. However, the truth of the matter was that I only really glanced in the direction of that area. I didn’t do the detailed type of search that was required. So subsequently, I came up empty.
Let me tell you something about God. He is a master of hiding things in plain sight. The expert of all experts. So many treasures and how to instructions are buried in parables and in the depths of the scriptures.
The bible puts it this way in Proverbs 25:2 “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.”
God wants us to really desire to know truth. Therefore, he has hidden it from the casual seeker and made it available to the one who searches for it with all his heart. He conceals them within parables, scriptures, and the depths of His Word. It is His glory to conceal these matters, but it is the glory of kings to diligently search them out. God desires us to have a genuine hunger for truth, for a sincere longing to know Him and His ways. He wants us to be more than casual seekers, but rather passionate pursuers of His wisdom and revelation. He invites us to embark on a journey of deep exploration, where we diligently seek Him with all our heart.
Now, it may be tempting to become frustrated or even angry at God for hiding these truths, but we must remember that He acts according to His own perfect will. Getting mad at Him won't change the situation. Instead, it is a moment for us to reach a point of desperation, where we are truly sick and tired of being sick and tired. It is a turning point, where we finally choose to put God first in our lives, rather than relying solely on our own resources and human counsel.
So, let us embrace the challenge of seeking God's hidden treasures and revelations. Let us approach His Word with humility, reverence, and a genuine desire to know Him intimately. As we embark on this journey of discovery, we can trust that God will reward our diligent search with the treasures of His wisdom and the deep understanding of