“It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.” – Proverbs 25:2
After the sermon on the mount, Jesus came down from the mount with a large following. He performed many outstanding miracles that kept the people thronging to Him in their numbers even till the evening. Along the line, something quite unexpected happened:
“Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave commandment to depart unto the other side.”
Did you see that? Jesus commanded to depart to the other side of the lake when He saw the great crowds around Him. The size of the crowds and the needs they had were not of priority for Christ at that moment unlike other instances where He had compassion upon seeing them. Yes, they were lost souls who needed salvation but He was rather interested in spending more time with those who actually had determined in their hearts to follow Him further and know more of Him. Many of these same people were with Him on the Sermon on the Mount. Yes, they had been with Him for a reasonable length of time to prove their love for Him but at this very moment Jesus wanted those whose hearts were ready to go beyond limits to dig and find more hidden treasures of His kingdom. Two men stepped up to go with Him but they all could not pay the price of an unconditional pursuit.
It was further recorded that “Then He got into the boat and his disciples followed Him.”[Matthew 8:23] Earlier on the bible had referred to the multitude as ‘disciples.’ But which class of disciples were these that followed Him. These are those I would call the unconditional disciples– they had made a life long commitment and had bound themselves with a covenant to pursue beyond the ordinary.
While they crossed, “Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat.” It was this incident that led to the famous miracle of Jesus calming the stormy sea. Upon arrival on the other side there was also the miraculous deliverance of the man with the legion of demons.
What is the lesson here? There are dimensions of God’s power and heights of His glory that are hidden treasures, only revealed to those who are ready to pay the price to forgo some comfort and pursue a close unconditional walk with Him. These treasures are reserved for the ones who have no reason to hold back; they have sold themselves out to press beyond the norms of this life and embrace the storms of His life. Their pursuit might offend the religious status co and certain denominational norms but the very goal of discovering the hidden consumes their minds. They risk their lives to get alone with Him on the oceans of a selfless separation just to taste of His glory and encounter higher realms of His person.
David the Psalmist said, “The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him; and He will shew them his covenant.” (Psalms 25:14)
His son, Solomon repeated this same wisdom in another way: “For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.” (Proverbs 3:32)
When we reverence Him and pursue more of His very nature it opens us up to His secrets. The more we pursue, the more we receive. God wants us to know Him and He is desiring to reveal more of His kingdom to us. Jesus told his disciples “the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them” He spoke to the multitude in parables but in the secret He spoke to his disciples in plain words. He is seeking for disciples (not of conditional pursuit but of a selfless and unconditional heart) to follow Him.
God is desiring to draw man closer to Himself. He is desiring to draw us deeper into the secret place where He unveils His nakedness and reveals more of Himself. Much more than what He has to say, He cherishes the time He spends with us. Because in our quest to discover what is hidden He sustains a communication that builds a stronger relationship and hence transforming us more into His very image.
Paul the Apostle with an understanding of this principle wrote this:
But we all, with unveiled face seeing the glory of the Lord as in a mirror, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord, the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18
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