Scripture Reading

Proverbs 3:32 For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.

Insight on the Word

Have you ever heard someone say: “I know a secret,” only to be followed by “but I’m not going to tell you!” Then later on you find that they told the secret to their best friend. Somehow this always made us feel as though we were on the outside looking in, and were not a part of the group. Our relationship with God is not this way.

God reveals secrets to His children so that we are enabled to become doers of the Word. “The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy 29:29) Jesus came and had no secrets but freely spoke to all. “Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.” (John 18:20)

A secret when referring to God is nothing more or less than “knowledge given to those who live close to Him.” For the Hebrew word “cowd” used in this passage which is translated “secret” means: “a session, in the company of persons, in close deliberation, implying intimacy.” In other words His secrets are for those who live close to Him not for those who are “froward” or perverse. As born again believers we are made close to God by the blood of Christ (Ephesians 2:13) and in that position of intimacy we are entitled to know the secrets of God (Matthew 13:11).

Purpose to live this day in the righteousness of God. That is, walk in right standing with God. You are in God’s family. Live like it! As we do, we have God’s promise that: “his secret is with the righteous.”

Speak the Word — God shares secrets with me, I am His friend! (Proverbs 3:32)

Daily Bible Reading — Exodus 38 – 40