I’ve been hanging out in Psalm 25 this week.
It all started with the fact that this past Sunday was September 25th, and when I wrote the date, I remembered that for years I’ve been reading Psalm 25 on that day.
Long story. Let’s just say that on a September 25th many moons ago, God used that Psalm in my life to get me on the road He wanted me on. It’s a prayer for God’s guidance and leading and protection.
So I decided to stay with it this week, instead of just reading it on the 25th. And this morning, I stopped in verse 14.
“The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him…”.
When I think of a secret, I think of someone whispering something in my ear. “Psssst…..let me tell you something!” It makes you feel kind of special when someone shares a secret with you. Same thing in scripture. The Biblical definition of “secret” suggests intimacy. It’s more than just general advice. It’s personal. It’s confidential.
God wants to share His secrets with me. With me?
I’ve known the Lord a long time, but sometimes it’s good to be reminded just how much He cares about me. It’s good to be reminded that He longs to whisper things in my ear. He longs to share with me His counsel and His ways and His path for my life.
And I need to be quiet enough to hear Him. Secrets aren’t usually shouted from the rooftops. Secrets are whispered. Secrets are shared when I’m not the one doing all the talking.
Ok, Lord, I’ll be quiet now.
His secret counsel is with the upright. Proverbs 3:32
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. John 15:15
Having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself… Ephesians 1:9
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints… Ephesians 1:18