“One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard that you, O God, are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving.” Psalm 62:11
God doesn’t need Bible scholars or learned preachers to carry his word. His eyes are looking for those who are humble in heart, those who revere his sovereignty and are in search of the hidden manna found at the core of his divine word.
When Jesus began his ministry on earth, he used to speak in parables. His disciples would sometimes complaint about the mysterious way Jesus used to talk about the treasures of heaven.
God still speaks the same way. The message found in his word is hidden but a wise man who has made up his mind to receive the revelation hidden in his word to build his house on rock will find it.
The revealer of the mysteries found in God’s word sends out his invitation, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” The author of our faith makes the mysteries known to those who come to him with a burning desire to get hold of his word to know more about him.
Why does God choose to send his word wrapped up in some unknown mystery? God wants everyone to know about him so why his word is sometimes hard to understand?
God does it so that perhaps, in pursuit of finding the hidden message of his word, we may come near to him and experience the inexpressible joy that his word brings to the soul and spirit. God is love and in his love he leads his people through different ways to reveal the enduring power of his word, to nourish his people so that they may carry his divine message that has been revealed to them and make it known to others.
God is still speaking in mysterious ways. He is willing to break his word to take the hidden manna out that nourishes our soul and keep it healthy and safe from all attacks. Jesus is knocking at the door for he eagerly desires to share his word with you. Will you open the door and let him come in to feed you with his word? His word might not taste good at first since the light of the gospel reveals the hidden depths of our mind and hearts, but later it will fill your life with a sweet smelling aroma that will bring many to Christ.