Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20 Luke 11:37-12:7 Psalm 78:1-31 Proverbs 12:19-20
Verse of the day:
The Lord our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions. (Deuteronomy 29:29)
We have available on a daily basis more information than people in previous ages would see in a lifetime. We like to know and, when we don't know, we Google it. Yes! The word "Google" has become a verb. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it means to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the World Wide Web.
Isn't it frustrating then to study the Word of God and to have questions about it that can't be answered - not even by Google? For example, what was there before God created the universe? Who was Cain's wife? What did Jesus write on the ground before forgiving the woman caught in adultery? Even more frustrating is to find ourselves facing difficult situations and to have questions that Google can't answer. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why did she have to die? Why cancer? Why now?
According to Deuteronomy 29:29, there are certain things that God has chosen not to let us know and it is OK not to know. If we believe that God is good and that He has everything under control, then it is OK if we don't know or understand.
So, our responsibility is just to live according to what we do know from the Word of God. You see, there is a difference between knowing the Word of God and living it. To know the Word of God is good. To live what we've learned from the Word of God is even better. Do your behaviors, attitudes, and choices reflect what you know from God's Word? May we live our lives according to the Word!