I Don’t Get to Know Everything

Today’s reading is Revelation 10.

How frustrating! Is God taunting us? Here are seven thunders that said something, but He doesn’t let us know what. Why even make us aware that the seven thunders sounded? Perhaps because we need to understand 1) God knows what we don’t and 2) we don’t get to know everything. However, do you catch what happens next? The angel announces that in the seventh trumpet the mystery of God would be fulfilled just as he announced to His prophets. That is, the mysteries that benefit us, that help us, that we need to know, we get to know. He reveals those to us. Let’s face it. Whether we like it or not, our human minds cannot handle all that God knows. But our God is a good God and reveals all we need to know. The question isn’t whether we should get to know what was in the thunders, the question is whether we will listen to what God has revealed. What about today? Will you spend more time worrying about what God hasn’t revealed, or more time living by what He has?

Tomorrow’s reading is Revelation 11.

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God Tells Us What We Need

Today’s reading is Revelation 10.

What about those seven thunders? Don’t you want to know what they said? Does it annoy you like it does me that we don’t get to know? “I must know.” As a wise man once said, “Get used to disappointment.” Here is what we need to remember. God has not hidden anything from us that we need to know. God has given us everything we need to know. We aren’t God. We won’t know everything. We can’t even understand everything. But God loves us and reveals everything we need. Sure, I’d like to know what the seven thunders declared, but I’m satisfied with the seven letters, the seven trumpets, the seven bowls because they teach me what I need to know: Jesus always wins. Praise the Lord!

Tomorrow’s reading is Revelation 11.

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