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Day 13

 

Day 13

 

 
 
 

The Lord confides in those who fear him;
    he makes his covenant known to them.

psalm 25:14

 

 
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When somebody confides in you to share a secret, it’s either because (1) they have a lot of trust and confidence in you, or (2) they simply lack self-control and like to hear the sound of their own voice. We’ve probably all been on the receiving end of both types of secrets at one point or another.

When God shares secrets and makes mysteries known it’s never because of a lack of self-control (in fact God is so full of self-control that relationship with the Holy Spirit actually develops it in us like fruit). It’s because of affection for and confidence in us that God “confides” and “makes His covenant known.”

It feels good to be on the inside of a secret, and God’s inviting each one of us into that type of intimacy.

Many people resist closeness with God because they don’t understand all of the complexities of His covenant. Many people are on a quest to understand EVERYTHING before they place trust in God. Willing to trust only AFTER no faith is required (this is a paradox). God, however, tends to do things a little backwards saying, “trust me first and then I’ll explain in greater depth.”

 

 

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