The Knowledge of God Revealed to Them that Fear Him
Psalm 25:14
The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.

The secret of the Lord means, that which cannot be known unless the Lord reveal it. And the phrase here implies an intimate knowledge of the Divine perfections, of the dealings and dispensations of God; a holy and vital communion with Him; an entire trust in His providential care and government, together with that peace which always dwells in the bosom of a true, penitent, pious believer. All this, including, as it does, a full acquaintance with the doctrines and duties, the privileges and comforts of the life of faith, is called the "secret of the Lord," for man naturally knows nothing of them (Proverbs 2:6, 9; 1 Corinthians 2:9). Men think all this enthusiasm, and have no notion that there is anything in religion which they, by their own skill, are not competent to discover. But, for instance, how can any man who neglects the worship of God pretend to decide upon its importance or utility? It is a matter of experience, and he is unqualified to judge. Because the sinner, when overtaken by sickness or affliction, declares that he derives no comfort from religion, are we therefore to conclude that religion has no comforts to bestow? The promises of the Gospel belong to them that fear the Lord. These persons, when they read the Scriptures, are blessed through them; theirs, too, is the secret of peace in the midst of trouble and in the hour of death.

(T. Slade, M. A.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

WEB: The friendship of Yahweh is with those who fear him. He will show them his covenant.

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