Praise the Omniscient

God knows everything. He is omniscient.

O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, O Lord, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is too high, I cannot attain to it. (Psalm 139:1–6)

His understanding is infinite. (Psalm 147:5)

Your Father… sees what is done in secret… (Matthew 6:6)

Lord, You know all things… (John 21:17)

And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. (Hebrews 4:13)

Awesome. Scary.

God knows everything about everything and everybody all the time.

God knows everything about you—and me–all the time. He knows everything you—and I—think, feel, say, do. There is nothing you or I can hide.

Simultaneously, God’s omniscience is comforting and fearful.

He knows all our sins, which should lead us to confession and repentance, thereby receiving His forgiveness (1 John 1:9).

He knows all our sins—past, present, and future—and saved us anyway, which should lead us to worship Him and give us confidence.

For unbelievers, though, God’s omniscience is a frightful reality since God, when He judges, knows everything the person did. Everything.

For unbelievers, this truth should help them know they need a Savior.

Praise the Omniscient

God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—I praise Your Omniscience. You know the end from the beginning. You know everything about everything and everybody all the time, and knit everything all together to accomplish Your glorious will. Help me relax in light of this truth, resting on You.