The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant.Psalm 25:14(NASB)
The benefits of fearing the Lord and offering Him reverence and praise are immense and endure forever. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and reverencing Him is a fountain of life to all who believe. The fear of the Lord is clean and wholesome and it provides God's people with wise counsel. It bestows on us many spiritual riches, honour, confidence, and life... and knowledge of the Holy One provides us with a place of refuge. In Proverbs, the man or woman who fears the Lord is to be praised, while in Psalms, we hear that the intimate counsel of the Lord is for those who fear Him, so they may know the truth.
David was a man who feared the Lord. He trusted God and honoured His name, in good times, and when the enemy came in like a flood. And in Psalm 25, he presents us with another incredible benefit that is given to all who fear the Lord and trust Him with their whole heart. "The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him", he wrote, "and the Lord will make them know His covenant." The intimate counsel of God is for those who honour Him, so they may know Him, personally, and understand His wise ways.
David loved the Lord and lifted up his soul to God morning by morning, and in the twilight hours, his heart turned once again to his Saviour. He acknowledged that God was in ultimate control of every situation he faced, even when enemies clamoured against him or dealt treacherously with him. He acknowledged that the Lord was the God of his salvation, and that the sins of his youth would be remembered no more.
In this Psalm, David begins by exploring God's faithfulness in the many areas that impact every one of our lives, after which he made a statement that has intrigued countless numbers of people. He proclaimed that the secret things of the Lord, the plans and purposes of God, that He alone knows about, have been made known to those who fear Him!
While so much of our holy God is unknowable and His ways are past finding out, we discover that the intimate counsel of God is made known to those that reverence Him, and that He will reveal to us the deeper meaning of His covenant promises. While sin has placed an irreversible and irreconcilable barrier between God and mankind, nevertheless, in His grace, He has made His secret thoughts known to those that trust Him, and revealed to us, things that are hidden from the ungodly.
They are many things about the eternal, immortal, omniscient God that can never be discovered, or rooted-out by mortal means. In Deuteronomy, we read that, "The secret things belong unto the Lord our God, but the things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever." God in His grace has chosen to reveal certain things to those that fear Him BUT this knowledge can never be discovered by man's intellect, nor by Satan's cunning.
The ungodly cannot discern the things of God, nor can it be worked out through human calculations, a lifetime of study, a privileged pedigree, or magical means, for there is a hiding of His power from the ungodly. All God's ways are concealed from the prying eyes of unbelievers, false prophets, pagan people, principalities and powers, and those that despise His name.
However, His plans and purposes have been made known to those that fear Him, believe His Word for their salvation, and honour His holy name. To THEM, the promise is given that God will give understanding of His covenant promises. The covenant that the Lord will make known to those Who fear Him, is the New and Better Covenant in Christ's blood. It is the Covenant that was cut at Calvary. It is the Covenant that will be fully and finally ratified, when Jesus returns to Jerusalem, as King of Kings, and Israel crowns Him as Lord of all. It is the Covenant through which the Church has been blessed, and for which we have been made ministers.
There are many material blessings that shine down on those who love and fear the Lord, for which we rejoice with exceeding great joy. However, the greatest blessings of all are the abundant, spiritual blessings we have received, through faith in our crucified and risen Saviour, for the means of grace and the hope of glory.
The secrets of the Lord are beyond our human comprehension, for they relate to the New and Better Covenant, where forgiveness of sin and life everlasting are two of the many hidden secrets the Lord has already made known to ALL who fear Him. He guides us into all truth, through His Spirit and teaches us all things. He comes to fellowship with us every morning and communes with us in the cool of the evening. He instructs us in the way we should go and has an inheritance that is kept for us in heaven.
Eye has not seen and ear has not heard the secret things the Lord has prepared for those that fear Him - and the best is yet to come!
Heavenly Father, I praise and thank You for Your mercy, compassion, peace, and love. Thank You for blessing all who trust You, with so many spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. Thank You that in Christ Jesus, You have revealed the secret things of Your heart to me, and to all who fear Your name, and thank You that by the grace of God, I am what I am in Christ Jesus my Lord, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.