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Who is God? God is the All-knowing God

February 23, 2015

Grace to you! We spend our lives learning new things, sometimes whether we want to or not! But when it comes to the Lord, He doesn’t learn anything. Why? Because He knows all things! This characteristic of God is often called God’s omnipotence. ‘Omni’ is the word that means ‘all’. And the ‘science’ part simply means ‘knowledge’. Putting them together it means that God has ‘all knowledge’.

Multiple verses in the bible point to the fact that God knows all things. 1 John 3:20 says, “God knows…all things.” “God’s understanding is unsearchable.” (Isaiah 40:28) “For the Lord is a God of knowledge.” (1 Samuel 2:3) These are just a sample of the overall bible’s teaching of the extent of God’s knowledge.

The comfort of God knowing all things is that He understands our life, struggles, and challenges. Not only that but He has ordained them to lead us to a greater dependence upon Himself. He is not unmoved by our struggles. He Himself took on human flesh and underwent suffering to show that He loves us. He gave His life so that our lives can escape the judgment of God when we place our trust in Him. (John 3:16)

The bad news of God knowing all things is that He knows all that you and I have ever done, thought, or desired in the secret recesses of our lives! Jesus said we will give an account for every little word we speak! (Matthew 12:36) Another warning from Jesus about God’s omniscience is from Luke 12:2 “The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all.”

So what are the implications of all this? First, no sin will ever be forgotten or overlooked by God. Our accountability before Him will be 100% on judgment day. Second, because this is true we stand under great judgment from God for the wrongs we have done. Third, God also understands us as we suffer in this world, even if it’s by our own sins. God is not unmoved by our plight in this world. The cross of Calvary shows God’s willingness to do something about our sin and the judgment we will face. Fourth, God’s knowledge has provided the way that sinners can be accepted by Him so that on judgment day, all those who have their trust in Jesus Christ need not fear all the things they have done wrong. Why? Because God knows something else. He knows that all those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrificial death on Calvary have had all their sins paid for by His blood. So on judgment day, God knows all about our sin. He knows whether we are going to have to answer for it ourselves or if we have asked Him to pay for all of our sin debt. The question is that now that you know this, what will you do with your sin? Come to Jesus and find life in Him!

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