10 Feb The Secrets of the Universe
Have you ever wondered about that pyramid and eye on the back of a dollar bill? It harkens to secret societies, orders and clubs where grownups enjoy playing childish games that make us feel like we belong to something unique and special. Secret handshakes and code words feed a human hunger to feel good about oneself because we know something others don’t know, even if it is stuff we made up. It is the child taunting with “I know a secret.”
These groups have been around for thousands of years. Paul was aware of them and had little use for them. In Colossians 2 he wrote, “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.”
If you are wanting to know the secrets of the universe and have the mysteries of life opened to you, Paul wrote, “My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
There are no deep dark secrets of the universe that God does not want us to know. He longs for us to be like Him and as we grow closer He opens to us the treasures of wisdom found in Christ. He knows that the more we know the more we will be like Him because the more we know the more we will understand the logic underlying the cross and the sacrifice. The more we do that the more we will detest the evil that brought so much heartache to His very good universe.