Nothing is Necessary to God
God is the totally self-sufficient One. He is completely satisfied with His own infinitely glorious attributes. Does the sun look for warmth outside itself? Does a free-flowing artesian well look elsewhere for drink? What could the creature give to its Creator that did not first come from Him? God cannot be other than content in Himself. We, on the other hand, make clothes to warm us and plant crops to feed us. Humanity is dominated by its sense of need and feels it must hustle about and toil and fret to merely maintain its existence.
In the days when the western U.S. was being pioneered by settlers, folks often lived for long periods of time in obscurity. But even those who settled in the most remote places had to come to town periodically for supplies and interaction with others. Otherwise they would soon perish. God, however, exists as the eternal, unchanging, unsupported Source of all that is or will ever be!
God Cannot be Tempted Because Nothing is Necessary to Him
James teaches that it is impossible for God to be tempted by evil (James 1:13). The strength of temptation is in its power to create an awareness of real or perceived need. Therefore, discontentment must exist before sin can be conceived. Lust could simply be defined as a creaturely need awakened and enticed toward an illicit source of gratification.
That God cannot be tempted is not simply a matter that there is no evil within Him. It is even more due to the fact that there is no need within Him! Everything He could possibly need is gloriously supplied within His own infinite being.
In all of God’s dealings with man and in all of His activity of disclosing His glorious nature to us, none of it has been done of necessity. The word necessary is wholly foreign to God. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all supremely satisfied within the unity and fellowship of the eternal Godhead.
God can rest in obscurity- because He is content. Nothing outside of Himself is necessary. God’s plan is to bring each of us into a deep rest as well. The “rest of faith” only comes when one finds the supernatural peace of being deeply content with God Himself.
God often uses obscurity as a means of getting us to this place. The reason we humans often fight so hard against being unknown and obscure is because do not know and rest in God as we should. Let obscurity drive you to the only One who can deeply satisfy your need for significance.