secret [cowd] of the LORD [Yahovah] is
with them that fear [yare'] him; and he will
shew [yada`] them his covenant. [bariyth] KJV-Interlinear
secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His
The word for secret, 'cowd,' refers to a couch or cushion where people sit in private. It is a reference to people who have something in common, such as friends or an inner circle or group of people. It also carries the connotation of intimacy and thus what goes on or is said among them remains a secret. It is the knowledge that is not disclosed to anyone except those that are in the inner circle or group.
And here the secret is Bible doctrine. It is can be known only to those who are believers, and then only to those believers who learn it. And those who thoroughly learn doctrine are only those who pursue a daily study in order to readily learn and understand and inculcate its content within and into their life.
It is these same people who have enough respect for God, due to their understanding of doctrine, which comes from their learning process. That same learning process that the Bible teaches and mandates for each and every individual.
God reveals all that comes from Him, through His word. He reveals promises, mandates, expectations, principles, responsibilities, warnings, and so forth through His written word. If you do not study His word, then you cannot learn its content.
Certainly people can become aware of doctrine just by living and breathing in this world. For doctrine is the knowledge of good and evil, of right and wrong, of the many stories that are conveyed in the Bible, and there are probably very few people on this planet that know nothing about something in the Bible. Who has not heard of Adam and Eve, or of the Flood of Noah, or of the birth of Christ, and such?
But having an awareness of stories or moral standards is not membership in the inner circle of the spiritually mature who really understand doctrine and all of its many faceted applications to life and to history.
There is far more to doctrine than the simple stories or parables from the Bible.
A child can understand the little things of life, but it takes an adult, a mature adult, to understand and even to command the bigger things of life. And the mature adult has had study and learning and experience with which to function in life, and have the wisdom to know how it all fits together.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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