The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.
We use the word “confide” for special relationships only. I would never go to the grocery store and tell a complete stranger all my secrets and dreams. They might get a head nod or a “hi there,” but they certainly won’t get a private, intimate, meaningful conversation out of me.
The Lord confides in those who fear him... Ever notice how the longer you have a relationship with the Lord and the more time you spend with him the more you know about him? My marriage is like that, and I experience this with my best friends and my kids too. We confide in one another. God can’t tell secrets and dreams to people who don’t know him because they don’t have his Spirit, and they absolutely wouldn’t understand.
2 Corinthians 2:14 confirms: The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
But for the ones who have a relationship with God through his Son, Jesus, we are privy to the secrets of the One, True, Almighty, Powerful, God who made the Heavens and the Earth!
I would like to be inside that mind. I know a lot of people would jump at the chance to get access to the brains and masterminds of our day and age. Teen girls would love to win back stage passes for their favorite concert. College students wait long hours to meet privately with an important professor. And Robin Leach used to give us glimpses into the homes of the rich and famous. We crave inside information. We want to know.
Well, God shares his will, his plans, his ideas for us freely. It is the best and most important inside information to have. No appointment or backstage pass required.
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. (1 Corinthians 2:12-13)
Thank you for revealing things to me through your Word, through prayers, and through your Holy Spirit. Please access my heart and tell me all the things I need to know today. Give me wisdom, discernment and all joy. I love you so much and I thank you that we have an intimate relationship and can confide in one another and know each other well. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.