19 Oh, how great is Your goodness,
Which You have laid up for those who fear You,
Which You have prepared for those who trust in You
In the presence of the sons of men!
20 You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence
From the plots of man;
You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion
From the strife of tongues.
(Psalms 31:19-20. NKJV)
Do you see what David is revealing to us in this Psalm?
He had been shown, by God, a secret place that was hidden and reserved for those who would accept the invitation to lay down their own wills and agendas and bear the mantle of a visible ambassador of the invisible Kingdom of God.
WANTED: Salt of the earth. Apply here.
David, in his desperately wild worship-intimacy with God, in his hunger for the “one thing” of God’s presence, had discovered some place secret that was available to everyone, but hidden from most. David had discovered the secret pavilion where God’s presence dwelt. Tabernacle at its finest.
In the public place of highly visible trust is a secret place with God.