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The One True God is All-Knowing

Day Eighteen
by Gini Crawford, MSW

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God is all-knowing or omniscient. This means He knows all things. He knew of you, before the foundations of the world were formed. God knows your every thought, feeling, intent and motive. He knows what you need before you do. God even knows all the "what if" scenarios, such as what if I had not been born. (Matthew 11:20-24)

For the LORD is a God of knowledge, and with Him actions are weighed... Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God. 1 Samuel 2:3; 1 Corinthians 4:5 NASB®

From Psalm 139:1-6, it is clear that God knows everything about us. God knows when you are struggling even though you have told no one. God knows when you have sinned even in your thoughts. He knows when you are loved or unloved, treated well or badly, rightly or wrongly accused, and so on. God knows it all, and He is there with you - counseling, protecting and strengthening. (Psalm 16:7-11, 32:8-11) Does it reassure you to know, God knows everything about you (the good and bad), and still loves you?

O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, O LORD, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it. NASB®

God's knowledge is immeasurable or infinite. I have some geniuses in my family. They know a lot but there are many things they know nothing about. God knows everything. In reality, God and His knowledge existed before anything else existed. In Genesis 1, God spoke and His Word was the expression of His intelligence which formed creation. (John 1:1-3)

If God isn't a part of our understanding, our knowledge will lack because we aren't connected to the intellect that created intelligence. (Daniel 1:17, 2:20-23; Romans 11:33-36) God created us with a mind that naturally gains knowledge, which means God desires us to know and understand. He gave us the intelligence to invent the wheel, create musical instruments, cure many diseases, invent computers, travel in space, produce abundant food supplies, and so forth. Human knowledge has its limitations, and can be driven at times by unspeakable cruelty and evil. Just think of what has been done in the name of science. If you want God's knowledge, then you must know God and seek Him. And God's Spirit will teach you what God wants you to know. (1 Corinthians 2:11-12) How often to you seek God's advice?

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! Matthew 7:7-11 NASB®

God has given us His Word and His Spirit to teach us His knowledge and wisdom. (Psalm 119:130; 2 Peter 1:20-21) My friend and I have been reading through God's Word for years. We meet every few weeks to discuss what we have read. It makes for a wonderful friendship. Take the time and learn God's knowledge through His Word; you won't regret it.

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work...Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God... 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 2:12 NASB®


Life Application:

Quickly read the book of Jonah. This is one of my grandson's favorite Bible stories, because he loves to fish, so of course likes big fish. The story of Jonah is a quick read and has marvelous examples of God's characteristics in it; especially the fact God knows everything so Jonah couldn't escape from Him... List 5 characteristics of God from Jonah. Back in Day 3 is a list of God's characteristics. Since God is all knowing, how does that fact impact your life? It sure impacted Jonah's.


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