Other religions in the same time period of Christ kept knowledge of their religion secretive, or mysterious, on purpose. Information was withheld from the followers perhaps to keep interest piqued. But Christianity is different. It centers around revelation. It thrives on the journey one takes to know and experience more of God. When God's purpose is revealed scripture calls this a mystery.
Our mysterious God desires to be known. He desires to reveal himself, his plans and his ways. To find the jewels in the Kingdom of God, one does not need to go on a scavenger hunt with cryptic clues. The parables of Jesus are a great example of this. His parables reveal the mysteries of God through story in a profound manner.
Divine mystery reveals three aspects of God's character.
- God's omniscience. He reveals his knowledge through his word and relationship.
- God's sovereignty. He reveals his power over all things.
- God's grace. He reveals himself in the salvation plan through Jesus
The book of Ephesians is strewn with mystery, especially, chapter 3.
Will we understand all the mysteries of God? Certainly not. They are beyond what we can even imagine. I have faith that God reveals the mysteries of our faith that we need and within his timing. He is a great God.