Are you Royalty? Proverbs 25:2

Are you Royalty? Proverbs 25:2

Proverbs 25:2 states a fact about God.  It is the normal, every-day duty and passion of Royalty to search out the hidden treasures of God.  Are you Royalty?

Most folks who read God’s Holy Word, casually, miss the valuable nuggets God has strategically hidden within His Word.

Proverbs 25:2 states the following:
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but it is the glory of kings to search out a matter.

What is God saying here?  Well, it seems that there is more than meets the eye, or mind, than just the words on the paper or online (depending on how you read and study God’s Word).  I am not talking of “secret” knowledge that is not already resident within God’s Word, overall, but I am hinting at the deeper meanings, the deeper connections, the networking of God’s Word interpreting God’s Word as led by God’s Spirit.

Is God hinting at something here?  Does this mean that He intentionally HIDES some things, so that just the surface reading or some traditional understanding of various passages of Scripture just do not get to the bottom of what God wants us to understand?  I believe God is saying something to encourage us, to challenge us to RISE to the occasion and act like Royalty (e.g.: kings and queens… we being born-again, we are King’s kids, of  God, who is our KING)

Could it be that God has all we need for our walk and relationship with Him in His Word?  The concept of the Sufficiency of Scripture is not as much in vogue today, but it was the CRY of the Reformation, especially in parts of Northwest Europe.  In particular the Scots and other nearby tribes, as they loudly and yet faithfully clung to the concept of SOLA SCRIPTURE (i.e.: Scripture ONLY)!

Could it also be that God wants us to passionately study His Word, and understand His Word as He intended it when it was written through His Spirit moving through Holy men of old (please read 2 Peter 1:19-21 and 2 Timothy 3:16-4:4)?

If you remember or have read the Parables section within the Gospels within Matthew 13, Mark 4, and Luke  8 (i.e.: “the Synoptic Gospels”), you will notice that Jesus taught the people in parables by sea shore of  the Sea of Galilee.  It seemed that the crowds who gathered were in awe of this new Messiah.  They loved what He had to say.  To many He was kind of like a magician and maybe even a revolutionary.  Many Israelis were looking for someone to free them from the oppression of the Roman Empire.  It seemed like Jesus fit the bill.  But Jesus sounded more like a philosopher or a seminary professor instead of some military or political leader.  Yet, when Jesus was finished with His teaching with Parables, there were some in the crowd, namely His disciples, that stayed with Him and did not quickly disperse and go home.  Jesus mentions their “seeking for more” and encourages and compliments them on their deeper search —

Mark 4:11 – Jesus said to His disciples, “To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables”

 

Jesus continued to encourage His disciples with the following:

Matthew 13:

16  But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear;
17  for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men
desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear,
and did not hear it.

 

Those who are outside only receive God’s Word as if it is just a collection of nice sayings or Parables… but to you, to the seeker, to the passionate student of God’s Holy Word, to the one in-love with God and His Holy Word… the Mysteries of God’s Kingdom are revealed.

Please PUSH-ON and discover all that God wants you to know of His Word so that you might live for Him more effectively and fruitfully for His Kingdom Purpose He has for you life.

Live like you mean it, for Yahweh’s Sake,

God Bless,

Pastor Andy Thomas
PastorAndy@NLFJI.org
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