by Tammy Phillips
August 16, 2021
The secret [of the sweet, intimate, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning. (Psalm 25:14)
What a silly question. We all want to know secrets. Secrets are knowledge. Secrets are power.
We only tell our secrets to our closest friends and confidants. We do not blurt out our secrets to just anyone and from this scripture, apparently neither does the Lord.
The intimate knowledge of the Lord is for those who fear, revere and are amazed by Him. He is the Door. He is the Way. He is the Truth and the Light. If we do not believe those things about Him, then why would He show us His covenant? Why would He share His words with us? Why would He go deep with us? We only go deep with our very closest, trusted friends.
I once had a good friend tell me that our friendship could not grow any further because I would not go deep with her and trust her with my inner secrets. The Lord wants our relationship to grow, and He always wants to take us to the next level in faith. However, we must show Him the respect that He is due and trust Him with our most intimate thoughts. He then will show us, or “know” us all about Himself. He will open up His heart and His word to us and let us see Who He really is.
The LORD is a friend to those who fear him. (NLT)
The LORD confides in those who fear him. (NIV)
The secret counsel of the LORD is for those who fear him. (CSB)
The LORD’s loyal followers receive his guidance. (NET)
If we do not first accept His love for us as Savior and Lord, then how can we trust any of His other words. How can he trust us? The blessing of God as OUR FRIEND is ours in Christ alone.
The secret of the Lord is redemption, restoration, renewal, and transformation. As His child and friend, He counsels us. He leads, guides, instructs, purifies, and sanctifies us. He heals, protects, provides, and delivers us. He gives us life here, now and after. He gives us joy and hope. His mercy and grace are new toward us every morning. For those of who are amazed by Him, the greatest thing He does is love us, unconditionally.
If we do not know Him and His word intimately, we cannot know Him as our friend, nor know His secrets.
I enCOURAGE you to fear the Lord. Respect Him if you want to be His friend. He wants you to know His most intimate secrets, His life saving, life directing, life changing mysteries, but He must trust you. He is an AMAZING friend. I could not have done this crazy life without Him. He will not let you down. You can trust Him with your most intimate confidences.