Crack the Code
Have you seen the children’s decoder toy? The secret message is printed in blue ink under a maze of red lines which makes the message hard to decipher. Once you wear the red-lens glasses, though, you are able to discern the mysterious message.
Sometimes God and His ways are as mysterious to us. We can see enough to be drawn to Him, but we can’t see the whole picture. Are there any special red-lens glasses we can use to help us discern God’s ways? Deuteronomy 29-30 is the fourth message delivered by Moses to the Israelites before they enter the Promised Land. This sermon is the cipher code to help unlock the secret things of God. Moses speaks of these secret things in Deuteronomy 29:29 where he says, “The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.” God does not keep everything a mystery. A few verses later, Moses says, “For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off…But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it” (Deuteronomy 30:11, 14). You have the glasses that can crack the code of God’s ways. This is not to falsely claim you will completely understand all God’s ways. He is infinite. His ways and thoughts are not our own. However, your comprehension of the secret things of God is made more clear by your obedience. If you want to know God more, then you have to obey.
The key to understanding the secret things of God is to use the revealed things of God. The secret things, the future and all it holds, belong to God. The revealed things, His will, those things belong to you and it is through His will you can know God more and more. Your future is destined by your walk with God. This is why Moses pleads yet again for the people to love God. “That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them” (Deuteronomy 30:20).
I love Thee, I love Thee, and that Thou doest know;
But how much I love thee my actions will show.
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