God Reveals Himself To Be Obeyed And Made Known

“Your eyes have seen the great judgments, those signs and mighty wonders. But to this very day the Lord has not given you an understanding mind, perceptive eyes, or discerning ears!…. Secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those that are revealed belong to us and our descendants forever, so that we might obey all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29:3-4, 29 NET https://bible.com/bible/107/deu.29.4-29.NET


After his reminder to obey the Lord because they have experienced the continual care and blessing of the Lord and have seen the judgment of the Lord against their enemies, Moses concludes with this statement that the secret things of the Lord have been revealed to Israel so that they could obey Him. What are the secret things? They are those things that Moses rebuked them for not seeing in the opening monologue of this chapter. God had done great things for Israel to prove His love and care for them. Yet they remained rebellious, demanding more and better, disobedient and ungrateful. It is these very things the nations they were dispossessing of the Promised Land did because they did not know the One True God or worship Him properly. God has revealed Himself to Israel and what He demands of men to please Him. No other people on earth had a relationship with the One True God, knew what He required, or experienced His great blessings and protection. Israel was blessed. Their response was to be obedient, grateful, and celebrate before and to their God. God has come in Jesus the Savior. Most of the world remains ignorant of Him and refuses to obey Him. God has enlightened Christians to know the One True God and have been sent by Him to help others know Him too. Jesus is not a Christian possession but is to be the human obsession that Christians share magnanimously with the world until all the world sees and understands Who God is and what He requires of us.

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