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God knows all things and is always there
Day 9

by Gini Crawford, MSW

     I would imagine the moment Adam and Eve tasted the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they started to feel something strange. What they felt and thought at that moment from their disobedience must have been quite awful for them. Before they sinned, all their thoughts were good or pleasant, but now the reality of bad permeated their minds. For the first time ever many unpleasant feelings such as anxiety must have grabbed hold of their whole beings. How they reacted to God and each other with selfishness, mistrust, blame and fear showed how sin was already governing their hearts, and actions.

     Adam and Eve tried to cover those awful feelings and thoughts with fig leaves. Because of what they did, they were trying to hide from God. In Genesis 3:7-8 it says,

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. NASB®

     I think of how my daughter - as a little girl she use to hide behind a tiny bush and say, "Mommy I bet you can't see me." It was so cute. However, it isn't cute when we try to hide from God. Frankly, it is impossible. Are you trying to hide from God like Adam and Eve were (minus the fig leaves)? For some reason, some people think God doesn't see their sin if they hide it from people, which is ridiculous because God is all knowing and is ever-present.

     This is a good time for us to learn about how God knows everything, and how He is always there. God is omniscient, in other words, He knows all things. God is also omnipresent, or He is always present. From Psalm 139 it is clear that God knows all things. He knows every thought and motive we have. God knows when you sin, whether you think so, or not. He knows everything. God is always present no matter where we are or what we are doing. We can't hide from God! He has seen you at your best, and He has seen you at your worst, and still He loves you so very much!

Life Application

     Read about God's knowing all things and always being present from Exodus 32:1-8, Jeremiah 23:23-24, 1 Corinthians 4:5, and Matthew 28:20. What does the knowledge that God is all knowing and always with you mean to you? Since God knows all things and is always there, can you hide anything from God? Do you want to hide anything from God?

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