The Apostle Paul said in I Corinthians 2:8, But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.”
Someone said, “We have split the atom, explored the genetic structure of living things, and put men on the moon. There seems nothing man cannot do when it comes to science, technology and engineering. However, God is not to be discovered by gazing into a microscope or a telescope. We can see His fingerprints everywhere in creation, but we can never know Him, His mind, His heart, His will apart from divine revelation.”
AND, this realization is prepared for them that love Him. It is interesting to note that the things of which we are so sadly ignorant of are the very things which He has prepared for them that love Him. It is in this verse that we see a near and far application of this truth.
1. Only by divine revelation and providence will we see what God has prepared for our career of service as we love Him. When Moses surrendered to do the will of God in leading the children of Israel, the parting of the Red Sea had not entered his eyes. The cries of the families of Egypt on the night of the Passover had not entered his ears, and the impartation of the law by the finger of God had not entered his heart. Before Calvary the disciples could not have dreamed of Pentecost. Before Patmos, John had neither eye nor ear nor heart for what the apocalypse would convey. IT JUST PROVES THAT IF WE WALK IN THE LIGHT AS HE IS IN THE LIGHT, we can walk in the fellowship of that which he has prepared for them that love Him.
2. We shall enjoy all of the wonders of Heaven someday and enter into their fulness as those who love Him. Eye hath not seen streets of gold, gates of pearl and the throne of God. Ears have not heard the heavenly choir singing in perfect harmony to the Lamb, and the canvas of our heart is but too small and finite to take in now all that God’s Heaven has in store for us. Earthly language is totally inept in conveying Heaven’s joys. In other words, the filter of language and mind, ear and eye, are inadequate indeed to speak of what awaits us on the other side.
What a wonderful Saviour, Who has provided such glorious things both now and for all eternity!