The Divine Omniscience

In some ways God is best understood by describing what He is not. For example, one may learn about the impeccable character of God by understanding that He cannot lie, He cannot change, He cannot be limited, He cannot be comprehended, He cannot be caused, and many other such things. The explanation of God’s omniscience is positively stated: God is all-knowing. God has perfect knowledge of all things. He doesn’t need to learn or discover as He knows the end from the beginning. He knows the hearts and minds of all people; He knows the laws of each country; He knows the status of all creation; He knows our struggles, sins, satisfactions, and supplications. He knows all things about all things to the uttermost extent, and He has the ability to demonstrate that knowledge.

The greatest evidence of His divine intelligence is the created world. It is perfect in its design and order, and it is an emphatic witness to the glory, power, supremacy, and infinite knowledge of God (Romans 1:20, Psalm 19, Psalm 104). On a personal level, God knows the numbers of the hairs on every head (Matthew 10:30), the thoughts of every heart (Revelation 2:23), and works of every person (Revelation 2:2). Because of God’s omniscience, we do not have to explain anything. God can wisely counsel His children in the nuances of their personal circumstances while understanding every peculiarity of our personality and personal history. Because God knows the needs of His children before they ask (Matthew 6:8), informing Him is not the means to obtain the answer to prayer. Rather, we must invite God to work in the situation. We must express dependence upon the knowledge of God. We must rest in the fact that God knows what is best for His children. We must have confidence that He knows the best time to supply the requested item. Consider that the most essential, extensive, and eternally significant need of mankind was taken into account and provided before the foundation of the world. The salvation of man affected by the precious blood of the slain Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, was predetermined before a sinner even existed (I Peter 1:20; Hebrews 9:26; Revelation 13:8). In due time, the Christ of God manifested Himself to fulfill all things foretold of Him in order to supply salvation (Galatians 4:4-5). If God supplied the greatest need of man before even such a need was necessary or even perceived by mankind, cannot His children learn to trust in His infinite knowledge to both know and supply anything? As Paul rhetorically questioned, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32). The abiding assurance that God knows all should promote confident prayer, continual patience, and constant peace in the life of the believer. With these manifest virtues, let the child of God invite the Omniscient God to reveal the power of His knowledge in the solution to any of life’s situations.

My Prayer for Today:
Heavenly Father,
Your boundless knowledge has made provision for the satisfaction of my greatest need of salvation. As the song celebrated, “You looked beyond my faults and saw my need.” O how great a salvation that You provided in Your boundless knowledge. I am thankful that you love me despite knowing all the sinful things about me. Thank You for working in my life according to Your knowledge. Thank You for using Your knowledge to bring the right situations, people, and influences into my life that will change me for Your glory. I put confident trust in You that you will freely give me all things that are necessary to me because You did not hold back Your greatest treasure, Your Son. I invite You to work in my life, and as I wait for Your perfect timing I will dwell in peace, remain instant in prayer, and hope in patience because I trust in Your knowledge. Be gloried today in my patient expectation of Your wise answer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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