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The Knowledge of God

“Saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, …But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth, and knoweth Me, that I am the Lord.” – Jeremiah 9:23-24

God is All Knowing (Omniscient) – The word “Omni” means “All.” Omni-science simply means all-knowing. God knows everything, and His knowledge is infinite. God is omniscient meaning God knows the past, present, and future, even what you are thinking at any given moment. Since He knows everything, His justice will always be administered fairly (Psalm 139:1-5; Proverbs 5:21). “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good” (Proverbs 15:3). It is impossible to hide anything from God. God has never made a mistake. God has never said, “Oops.” God knows what no other can know. God cannot learn because He already knows all things!

God Knows All Things (Job 34:21; Psalm 94:11) – God even knows the number of hairs on your head (Matthew 10:30). He knows how many hairs are in the brush, and how many remain on your head. Naturally, it is easy to know the number of hairs on some heads. He knows the number and even the names of the stars (Psalm 147:4). God knows your thoughts and desires (I Chronicles 28:9). His eyes are upon every person at all times (II Chronicles 16:9). A person may fool others, but no one can fool God. He knows all the answers to all the problems. God is never surprised. God does not become smarter or wiser. God does not need advice or counsel. God can do what, when, and how He pleases. Wisdom is the ability to devise perfect ends and to achieve these ends by the most perfect means. In other words, God has made no mistakes in the past and cannot make any mistakes in the future. He is the Father who truly knows best (Romans 11:33). God possesses perfect knowledge and therefore has no need to learn. God knows all that is known and can ever be known. His knowledge includes every possible thing that exists, has ever existed, or will ever exist (Psalm 139:1-6). He is God.

God is All Wise – All God’s acts are done in infinite wisdom. He always acts for your good, which is to continually conform you to Christ. Our good and His glory are bound together. “The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew” (Proverbs 3:19-20). His knowledge and wisdom does not increase nor decrease (Matthew 19:26). With His knowledge He always acts in wisdom. “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen” (I Timothy 1:17). As Job learn to trust God no matter what happens. “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.” (Job 13:15) God is too wise to do wrong! You can trust God in all things. He is God.

God knows everything: everything possible, everything actual; all events, all creatures, God knows the past, the present and the future. He is perfectly acquainted with every detail in the life of every being in heaven, in earth and in hell. “Knoweth what is in the darkness” (Daniel 2:22). Nothing escapes Hs notice, nothing can be hidden from Him, nothing is forgotten by Him. Well may we say with the Psalmist, “Knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it” (Psalm 139:6). His knowledge is perfect. He never errs, never changes, never overlooks anything. “Is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do” (Hebrews 4:13). “Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thoughts afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue but, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether” (Psalm 139:2-4). How solemn is this fact: nothing can be concealed from Him. No human eye beheld Cain murder his brother, but his Maker witnessed his crime. Sarah might laugh derisively in the seclusion of her tent, yet was it heard by Jehovah. Achan stole a wedge of gold and carefully hid it in the earth, but God brought it to light. David covered his wickedness for over a year, but ere long the all-seeing God sent one of His servants to say to him, “Thou art the man.” — A.W. Pink

God Knows All – He does not know one thing now and another thing later. He sees all things at once. “Known unto God are all things from the beginning of the world” (Acts 15:18). God see all things in their true order of succession and existence. God knows the things that shall be wrought, and the order of them in their being brought upon the stage of the world; yet both the things and the order he knows by one act. Though all things be present with God, yet they are present to him in the order of their appearance in the world, and not so present with him as if they should be wrought at once. — Stephen Charnock

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