Why do you suppose God leaves us with so many unanswered questions? And why are some of the truths of the Bible so, well, obscure? If God wants us to know something, why doesn’t He come right out and say so? The fact is, that on the really important things, God does come right out and say so, but there’s a whole lot more to be known and God has placed in the heart of man the desire to know everything. We are not just content with a little bit of knowledge. We want to know the whys and the wherefores and we get those answers, and we still have more questions. Everything of course, is a little more than our small brains can hold, but there is a lot more that we can know.
As Paul said, “Now we know in part” (1 Corinthians 13:9). We call the Bible “the Word of God”, and indeed it is, but that word comes to us in the form of the testimony of a cloud of witnesses. And just as a good investigator can take the testimony of one witness, combine it with the testimony of another witness, he can then come to know something that actually isn’t in the testimony of either one of them, and it is only by knowing what both of them said, that you can discern what really happened.
So we can sometimes find insights into things that are not actually said by any of the witnesses in the Bible, we do it by taking a little bit here and a little bit there and we say, “Wait a minute, why did he say that?” It is like a great puzzle of life where we struggle to put together all the pieces and discover pictures previously unknown and unseen.