Secrets can be tricky things; knowing when to keep one and when to tell someone else about it isn’t always clear. If you’ve ever wondered how many secrets you can keep, science allegedly has an answer: According to a recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology most people keep around 13, five of which they’ve never told another soul.
The study also revealed that keeping a secret is one of the most exhausting things we can do as they heighten anxiety, take a toll on our sleep and can even burden us in the same way that carrying a physical load for an extended period would.
God isn’t affected by keeping secrets in the same way as we are. In Ephesians chapter 3 we read about the mystery of the gospel revealed and the mystery is this: “The Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.”
God kept it hidden through all the generations of humanity that he had a plan to fully incorporate the Gentile nations (that means us) into the family of God. It seems like an odd thing to say that our God keeps secrets, but he is after all God and who are we to question his wisdom? In fact, as we will discover on Sunday, it was for the purpose of displaying his infinite wisdom to the enemy that he chose to act in this way.
We hope that you will join us as we dive deeper into the perplexing majesty of an infinitely wise God whose plans far outshine even the greatest of earthly designs.