The Secret of the Lord

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Devotion: Psalm 25:14

Many years ago there was a game show called “I’ve got a secret.” The contestants had to figure out through the clues given by the host, the unknown secret.  Did you know the LORD has a secret?  This verse declares He does and those who know Him can know His secret.  To know the LORD is to fear Him or revere Him.

Deuteronomy 29:29 tells us: “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”

If you read the rest of Psalm 25, you will discover David declares his eyes are ever toward the LORD.  When our trials and tribulations are unbearable, we must give them to Jesus.  He is the only One who can deliver us from the net into which we have become entangled.

David tells the Lord He is troubled, distressed, afflicted and in pain.  He then begs God to forgive all his sins.  Sin separates God from hearing our prayers; therefore David wants to make sure it is not His sin keeping him troubled, distressed, afflicted and in pain.   David knows he has many enemies that hate him with cruel hatred.  He asks the LORD to keep his soul and deliver him.

David places his trust in God.  He waits upon the LORD asking that his integrity and uprightness would preserve him.

David knew God personally.  He poured out his heart before the Lord.  This Psalmist then determined to wait upon the Lord until he heard from heaven.  He cried out to God to redeem Israel from all their troubles.

You see David knew where to go when he was in trouble.   Who do you turn to when you are in trouble?  Do you turn to a trusted friend?  God had declared David, a man after His own heart, so we know David knew God in an intimate way.  God had shown David His covenant.

My dear reader, may you and I know the secret of the LORD. May we fear and revere Him all the days of our lives.

Prayer in Motion:

Lord Jesus, may I know You so well, that I know Your covenant. I pray I will always hold You in high esteem and fear You and revere You.  You are my hiding place.  Morning by morning; I come into Your presence, seeking You by Your mercies.  I want to know You more fully and Your secret.  Spirit of the Living God, fall fresh on me.  In Jesus Name I offer up this prayer.  Amen

 

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