“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29).
In every age of time, God has revealed all that His people need to know to please Him. Such revelation has omitted some information the people didn’t need to know and, in some cases, has omitted God’s purposes for making certain requirements. Those things not revealed are the “secret things.”
Such a premise should put to rest careless and doubtful questions and speculations about God’s plans, no matter under which law one lives. Rather than doing so, however, in many cases, it has only aroused doubt in the minds of some. Moses says here, in so many words, “Get over it.” “Go with what you know.”
So, what God has revealed became the absolute guide for worship and life under the Law of Moses just as what has been revealed to us becomes the absolute guide for us in the Christian Age. Failure to accept the premise laid down here and repeated in the New Testament has resulted in the confusing multiplicity of religious doctrines present in our world.
Thus, Jesus’ charge, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,” becomes even more meaningful to us today. To please God and go to heaven, we must learn and follow His revealed truth without adding human ideas to it or ignoring the parts of it we don’t like.