God Does Not Want Us to Know All Things

To read the Bible in a year, read Revelation 10.
The Book of Revelation is just that, a revealing book. God wanted to show us things, but not all things. Consider something that happened in part of John’s vision. He saw a mighty angel, standing on the sea and the land with a little open book in his hand (Revelation 10:2). Then the angel cried loudly, like a lion (v. 2a). When that happened, John wrote, “When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices” (v. 3). John had been writing down everything else, therefore, he was going to write down what the seven thunders uttered. However, a voice from heaven prevented him from writing down what he heard, and the voice said, “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them” (v. 4).
Why did the voice forbid John from writing? We do not know. We have no idea what the seven thunders uttered and we have no idea why God does not want us to know what they said. Some things God wants us to know, and some things, He does not want us to know.
Do we have enough confidence in Him that He knows what He is doing and that He does not have to tell us everything? Can we trust Him to run things? We better, because He does it whether we believe in Him or not.

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