The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him,
And He will make them know His covenant. Psalm 25:14
“For the Lord GOD does nothing
without revealing his secret
to his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7
a session, i.e. company of persons (in close deliberation);
by implication, intimacy, consultation, a secret:—assembly, consel, inward, secret (counsel)
God’s secrets are His counsel to us as we walk with Him in this life. Many verses with this same Hebrew word read assembly or counsel. It was often in the setting of many people. The LORD meets with His people in the quiet of hearts to reveal His covenant, His guidance, His love.
For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD,
And has perceived and heard His word?
Who has marked His word and heard it? Jeremiah 23:18
But if they had stood in My counsel,
And had caused My people to hear My words,
Then they would have turned them from their evil way
And from the evil of their doings. Jeremiah 23:22
Another Hebrew word for secret:
a cover (in a good or a bad, a literal or a figurative sense):—backbiting, covering, covert, disguise(-th), hiding place, privily, protection, secret(-ly, place)
‘Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor in secret.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’ Deuteronomy 27:24
‘Clouds are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see;
And He walks on the vault of heaven.’ Job 22:14
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1
This secret often seems to be an actual secret place, a hiding place, although it can also be something done behind another’s back.
A third Hebrew word meaning secret:
to hide (by covering over); by implication, to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; specifically (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk:—esteem, hide(-den one, self), lay up, lurk (be set) privily, (keep) secret(-ly, place)
And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink. Exodus 2:2-3
My son, keep my words
And treasure my commandments within you. Proverbs 7:1
Oh, how great is Your goodness,
Which You have laid up for those who fear You,
Which You have prepared for those who trust in You
In the presence of the sons of men! Psalm 31:19
I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11
There are even more meanings to the English word, secret, in the Bible than I have placed here. The New Testament has several as well. But these will be enough for now. Some of these definitions are filled with God’s protection and glow. Others are filled with worldly ways of men. Yet others have the godly ways of men. In reading this six-letter word, we need to be attentive to God’s meaning.
Father God, as we read Your Word, please guide us as to Your meaning so that we may glean just what You mean in Your beautiful Word. I want to dwell in Your secret place, under Your shadow, in Your Shelter, under Your wing and feel secure by being in Your Presence. I want to sense this every moment of every day, Father. I trust You, hope in You, and love You. Praying in the Name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen.
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