Things revealed

The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. – Deuteronomy 29:29

God has secret things, things he has chosen not to show or explain to us. These things belong to him. This is good news for us. If he told us, it would probably explode our heads.
So, the things he has revealed he has given to us and our children. And what he has given us is amazing. He has revealed himself to us in his son and him through the scripture. The scripture is ours radically and completely. He has given it to us and in so doing, has revealed himself (and thus given himself) to us and our children.
Why? So we may do all the words of this law. He has called us to obedience not because he wants us to follow a bunch of arbitrary rules, but in obedience he gives us himself. Obedience is absolutely fundamental not because it earns us anything, but because in laying down our lives he gives us his. It’s not about keeping the law, it’s about entering into life.