God reveals deep and hidden things. Daniel 2:22
O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! Romans 11:33
“We know precious little about God, but the little we know is precious.” This quote by Dr. Dale Meyer is actually his quote of a professor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. I love this thought! It is a reminder of our need to hold lightly our claim to know about God. It also reminds us that the truth that has been revealed to us is valuable and worth holding on to tightly.
It is also a reminder that what we know about God we know only because he has revealed it to us. It’s not something that we can know instinctively. There are truths and deep insights, wisdom and knowledge that only God can reveal. We know precious little, but the little we know is precious.
This reminds me that there will certainly be new depths of knowledge and truths about God yet to be revealed. “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror,” Paul says, “but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely” (1 Corinthians 13:12). There is more to be revealed to us and understood by us.
This calls for humble anticipation. What will it be like when we see Jesus face to face? What will be our experience when we face the final Day? I believe it will be two-fold amazement. We will be amazed at the desperate need we have for the grace of God. We will also be overwhelmed with joy in the abundance, beauty, glory, and splendor of God’s wisdom and grace. I can’t even imagine!