Proverbs 25: 1-3 Hidden God

These are more proverbs   of Solomon, compiled by the men of Hezekiah king of Judah:

2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;     to search out a matter is the glory of kings. 3 As the heavens are high and the earth is deep,     so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.

Hidden God

Part of wsidom is not only finding hidden things, but concealing them.  There is something mysterious that connects all things.  Although there is a diversity in all that there is, there is one ultimate reality that we observe.  That unity and diversity is a reflection of the principle of Trinity.  God is one and yet he is three.  Creation is one but yet it is diverse.

I sometimes wish that God hadn’t hidden himself and made us use wisdom to find him.  Kings have the time to think it all out, but do the rest of us.  Our society has little value in rest.  The culture pushes us to work and play hard, but not really to think hard about ultimate questions.  When we think beyond the comfortable one-liners and slogans we find a relationship with God who reveals himself and hides himself like most people do.  Deeper relationship comes through an active pursuit of the hidden face of God.

Questions

  1. Who wrote the Proverbs of ch. 25 and who compiled them?
  2. Why would a king be interested in finding a hidden God?
  3. What does God hiding himself have to do with wisdom?
  4. Why don’t we see everyting about another person in our first meeting?
  5. How are you sincerely getting to know God better?
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About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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