The covenant of God for the friends of God
The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us.
O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.
The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant. — “There is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.” — “Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him!”
“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.” — “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth.”
Deut. 29:29; Ps. 131:1, 2; Ps. 25:14; Dan. 2:28; Job 26:14; John 15:15; John 14:15-17