Day 248/260: Read Revelation 10
Peter proclaims that God “has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3). In other words, God tells everything we need to know in His revealed Word. That does not mean every curiosity is answered, however.
Luke tells of the time that Jesus traveled to the temple with Mary and Joseph, and was left behind. In our next encounter with the Lord, He is an adult. What happened in Jesus’ earthly life between age twelve at the temple and age thirty when His public ministry began?
When the scribes and Pharisees brought an adulteress before Him in John 8, Christ refused to answer their question of how she should be punished. Instead, He “stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger” (John 8:6). What did He write?
The voice from heaven told John the Revelator, “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.” Am I the only one curious about what was uttered?
The bottom line is this: we don’t need to know. If we needed it, God would have told us! Let us be content with His Word, obedient and faithful to what He has revealed, and not worry so much about those things we don’t and can’t know.
Memory (Fill in the blanks)
Revelation 11:17. “We give You ____________, O Lord God Almighty, the ____________ who is and who was and who is to come, because You have taken Your great ____________ and reigned.”
Pray for increased trust in God’s Word, and opportunities to obey and teach others about Him.