"It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable." (Proverbs 25:2, 3 NIV)
Glory is "to take great pride or pleasure in" according to the dictionary. What gives God such delight to conceal matters from us, his sons?
It's like a cosmic game of Marco Polo with Divine implications. Is God messing with us? I don't think so. He delights in us. So what then would be His motive to conceal a matter?
Perhaps it's the joy that results from the search? Perhaps it's the strengthening of our resolve to "seek and find"? Perhaps it's the intimate relationship that develops in the process? Perhaps it's all of these? Or, as the Scripture points to, perhaps it's none of these and the true intent is still concealed?
Whatever the cause, the inherent notion is that I'm a king and God has given me a glory in searching out His heart, His desires, His will. It would serve me well to choose genuine curiosity as an ally in the process; to explore the vastness and depth of what God conceals.
God's glory conceals matters.
My glory searches them out.