From 1952-1967, CBS aired a very successful game show called, “I’ve Got a Secret.” The contestant would come out and whisper their “secret” to the host. It was always shown to the audience, so they were “in on the secret.” Then, a panel of four celebrities would each have a 30 second period to ask questions that would help them try to “discover” the secret. If the panelist failed to guess the correct answer during their 30 second time frame, then the contestant won $20.00, meaning that $80.00 was the final payout, if no one guessed the “secret.” Usually there would be a demonstration of the “secret skill” or a skit following the big reveal.
Last week I wrote the Scripture Writing Schedule on “Secrets.” The memory verse was Deuteronomy 29:29 – “The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” I so enjoyed this writing schedule. It made me realize that as Daniel said in Daniel 2:20-22, “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever; for wisdom and might are His. And He changeth the times and the seasons. He removed kings and setteth up kings; He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding. He revealeth the deep and secret things. He knoweth what is in the darkness and the Light dwelleth with Him.” The God that we serve, is so powerful. He knows everything – including what is beneficial for us to know and what is not.
Have you ever been asked to “keep a secret?” For some folks – that is so hard! But when you think about it – every “secret” that you’re asked to “keep,” is really not your story to tell. Paul told the church at Ephesus, “Wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence. Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself.” (Ephesians 1:8-9) Yes, God reveals His “secrets” in His own good time. Who are we to question His judgment? God told Jeremiah to “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33:3) “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” (I Corinthians 2:9-10) Thank you, God for revealing unto us what we “need to know” in Thy Word. May we never question Your wisdom. In Jesus name, Amen. God Bless, Courtney