“The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.” Psalm 25:14
Why is it that some people seem to have greater revelation and understanding of the things of God than others? Why was the future of God’s plan for Israel, the kingdoms of the earth, and the coming of the Messiah revealed to Daniel? Why did Simeon and Anna get to see the infant Savior (Luke 2:25-38)? Why was the culmination of God’s plan of restoration in Christ shown to John? Here David not only tells us why, but how we can experience the same thing.
The secret counsel and promises of God are revealed to those who love and fear Him. Daniel was called “greatly beloved.” John was “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” Simeon and Anna were two people who had an uncommon reverence and commitment to the Lord. It is evident that God shows His secrets to those closest to Him. These answers are not given to those who seek them, but to those who seek God. I can think of no greater privilege than to enjoy such close communion with the Lord that He would share some of His greatest mysteries.