There’s a time to speak and a time to be quiet. Or as Solomon put it, a time to be quiet and a time to speak.
Be still and know…
God must think that way too. His Book is full of bounded silence.
What is said matters. And what is not said.
What is not said can be a matter of life and death. Jonah said, “40 days and Nineveh will be destroyed.” The whole city heard those words. And someone thought to think about what was not said. What if?
What if that ancient event (buried somewhere in the story and outskirts of Mosul in modern Iraq) is meant to help us explore for ourselves what we know for sure about our God— by reflecting on what he did— and didn’t say?
Seems to me that when David talked about the blessedness of the person who contemplates day and night the words entrusted to us, he was urging us to find ourselves— and our God… not off the page. But between the lines.