To all my friends out deer hunting this week, I wish you success. They call it “hunting” for a reason: you don’t know you’ll get a deer. There’s hours of sitting and waiting and freezing that you’ll endure—all while wondering if you’ll even see a whitetail in the woods. If only you knew exactly when and where to be you’d always have venison in the freezer.
Now, maybe you’re more of a bargain hunter. You wish you had perfect knowledge of when and where the best sales would be. Or maybe you’ve gotten caught up in this online cryptocurrency craze. Then you wish you knew which one would be the next Bitcoin. There’s so much we don’t know because our knowledge is limited.
God, however, is all-knowing. As the theologians say, He is “omniscient.” He knows how many hairs you have (or had) on your head (Luke 12:7). He knows the names of every star (because He made and named them all!), Isaiah 40:26. He knows every word we will say (Psalm 139:4) and the secrets of our hearts (Psalm 44:21).
God’s omniscience is both a warning and a blessing. It’s a warning, because we’re never so sneaky that God doesn’t know exactly what we’re trying to get away with. Second, it’s a blessing, because God knows when we’ve trusted in Christ, and He will never forget it.
1 John 3:20 says that sometimes our hearts condemn us. We know we’re not perfect, and we live with regrets and doubts. But Christian, be encouraged! “for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and He knows everything.”
He is greater than our guilt; more importantly, He knows those who have put their faith in Him. God knows everything, and that means He knows you. Question: do you know Him?
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