God Unlimited #2 – God Knows Everything
Google states, “In a fraction of a second, Google’s Search algorithms sort through hundreds of billions of webpages in our Search index to find the most relevant, useful results for what you’re looking for.”
David wrote: “You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. 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. Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain” (Psalm 139:1-6).
God knows everything and there is nothing that God does not know.
God knows all facts and he knows every detail. God knows all opinions and he knows all thoughts. God knows the future as well as the past and present. God’s knowledge about everything and everyone for all time and eternity is complete.
When we get to know people, we ask them questions – questions about their name, their family, their work, their background, their life experiences. God already knows it all. And his knowledge of us is personal.
During the pandemic, the use of ankle monitors and house arrest has increased. An alarm is triggered when an offender leaves their home or tampers with the device.
Some say that these monitoring devices can help people remain in their community rather than serving time in jail. One offender, however, said, “I don’t feel like I’m in jail, but I do feel like I’m being watched.”
Imagine if someone knew everything about you. Knew your strengths and your weaknesses. Knew your highest ideas and your lowest thoughts. Knew your good side and your dark side. Before you could say anything, this person saw the thought coming.
What if that person did not have your best interests at heart? Knowing this, would that concern you? Trouble you? Even make you feel afraid? I know I would feel this way.
God, however, knows everything about us. He is constantly watching us. Yet, like David, this is a wonderful experience!
Because God cares for you, you can be assured that he isn’t waiting for you to slip up in order to punish you. He knows you fully and wants the best for you completely.
Action Step: What was your first thought, feeling, response when you realized God knows all about you?
~ Pastor Dave