2It is the glory of God to conceal things,
but the glory of kings is to search things out.
It is the glory of God to conceal things – What a glorious truth! God is in the business of hiding things with the express purpose of having us seek them out. It is the glory of Kings to seek things out. God created the world with all its treasures in order for humanity to explore and discover and enjoy what He made, and all of it was “very good”.
Sin messed up everything in a colossal fashion but the treasures are still there and they are meant to be discovered.
God does not tell us everything we need to know. He orchestrates things in such a way that we will have to seek things out and find them. Every discovery of science is a testimony of God’s purposes being realized for His glory and the good of mankind. When man discovers something and uses it for his own glory or the death of people (think of dynamite, stem cell research, “safe” abortions, … ) then he is living in direct contradiction of the purpose of the discovery and running away from God. This is great wickedness.
Christians are to be in their fields of work and study for the glory of God and the benefit of mankind. The two do not disagree and the world is crying for such voices of ethics and intelligence. May God grant that we would use the knowledge that He has allowed us to develop in ways that will not have the charge of sin levelled against us in their use.
When the Lord returns and the eternal state is ushered in we will have an eternity to uncover the treasures of the universe without sin and we will do it for His glory – flawlessly. What a wondrous thought!!
Today, discover something new about the planet, music, art, the oceans, the vastness of space, and thank God for the great God of wonders that He is. Then remember that the Creator of such wonders must be incomprehensibly more wonderful. And then thank Him that He makes Himself known through Jesus Christ.
And then marvel that you are allowed to call Hm “Father”.