4/7 Deuteronomy 29:29

29 "The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

After all the blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience were announced, this was the concluding statement. God has many mysteries that are not revealed to us. But God has revealed many things to us in His Word. We will never understand it all because we don't understand the mysteries. But what has been revealed is wisdom for us. Obedience to God's Word brings blessing. The words of God are a gift to help us live in ways that God can bless. They are revealed to us for our good. But should we reject them and live contrary to them, we know what to expect. God has warned us of the consequences.

Under the New Covenant in Jesus' blood, we no longer have the same societal or food laws, but the principles behind them remain. We are still required to be merciful, just and walk humbly with our God. Jesus has helped us understand some of the deeper meaning of loving our neighbor as ourselves. His words belong to us and to our children forever that we may do them and experience the blessing of living in them.

We have the same problem today that the Israelites had then. We tend to forget and allow the world to influence our thinking. We forget the blessing that comes from the Word and what a gift it is to us. The secret things still belong to God. There are mysteries we cannot fathom. But we have the words of Jesus that reveal to us God's will for our lives. We know loving God with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength and our neighbor as ourselves brings a blessing upon our lives. This is our blessing. Let us treasure His words each and every day.

Consider: Have you found your heart gratitude for God's Word fading? Think about how gracious God has been to show you His good way.