God is All Knowing

God is All Knowing

God is all knowing, He sees everything. Pretty plain and simple huh? This aspect of God is one that I tend to brush under the covers and try to ignore, I am sure that we all do it…

I was reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan the other day and he talks about the attributes of God in the first chapter. This paragraph struck me pretty solidly…

Each of us, to some degree, fools our friends and family about who we really are. But it’s impossible to do that with God. He knows each of us, deeply and specifically. He knows our thoughts before we think them, our actions before we commit them, whether we are lying down or sitting or walking around. He knows who we are and what we are about. We cannot escape Him, not even if we want to. When I grow weary of trying to be faithful to Him and want a break, it doesn’t come as a surprise to God.

Chan, Francis (2010-01-01). Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God (Kindle Locations 447-453). David C Cook. Kindle Edition.

God is never surprised… We can hide who we are or what we think from our friends and family but not from God. I have to say this convicted me like crazy. There is nothing like focusing on the fact that God is all knowing to help us realize our plight as humans… But thankfully there is more to this than simple judgement on us based on what God knows but our friends don’t.

Here is what is written in the Psalms…

You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. (Psa 139:2-3 NIV)

Thankfully God is also graceful…

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved.
(Eph 2:1-5 NIV)

We have been made alive with Christ even though we are sinners and can be saved from our sins through the grace of God.

Grace & Peace,

J

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