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Proverbs 25:2
               It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search things out.

               Yahweh has locked understanding of the mysteries of His kingdom away as with a key. Truth is
               highly valued by Yahweh. It is not dispensed indiscriminately. Those who prove themselves worthy
               are granted access to the secret things of God. Notice the condition to gain understanding that is set
               forth in the following verses.

               Psalms 119:100
               I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Your precepts.

               Psalms 25:14
               The secret of Yahweh is for those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.

               The guarding of truth has ever been the practice of Yahweh. The concealing and restricted unveiling
               of divine truth was demonstrated vividly in the life of Christ. When speaking to the multitudes,
               Christ cloaked His meaning through the use of parables. It was before His disciples alone (those who
               followed Him obediently, sharing in His sufferings) that He would remove the veil from His words
               and explain to them the hidden things of God.

               Matthew 13:10-11
               And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” And He
               answered and said to them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of
               heaven, but to them it has not been granted.”

               Mark 4:33-34
               And with many such parables He was speaking the word to them as they were able to hear it; and
               He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own

               Christ is called “The Word made flesh” and the Bible is known as “the Word of God.” Both are an
               enigma. The apostle Paul speaks the following about the Messiah.

               Colossians 2:2-3
               Christ in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

               Note carefully that the apostle does NOT say “Christ in whom are contained all the treasures of
               wisdom and knowledge.” If the Son of God was merely a container for the treasures of wisdom and
               knowledge, then all mankind might be able to come and take freely of these treasures. The apostle
               says that in Christ are “hidden” all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. The Greek word from
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