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All Knowing God

Our God is a God who knows and perceives all things. He intimately knows all things past, all things present and all things future. He is a God for whom nothing is concealed. With him there are no secrets, there is no darkness and nothing is shrouded from his total awareness and full comprehension. God would surely be something less than God without full acuity. Scripture affirms that “nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight; everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give an account” (Heb.4:13). And there is the discomfort in an otherwise consoling attribute – “we must give an account.” If he knows all things, he certainly knows each one of us through and through. He knows our every thought and intention. He perceives our musings and every effort of our imagination. He knows the words in our mind that are never stated and the dreams in our heart that are never acted upon. And as the Scripture often reminds us, “when the Lord comes, he will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts” (1Cor.4:5). As Jesus taught us, “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs” (Lk.12:2-3). What is left for us but to live a circumspect life – a life that is as judicious about the inner person, as we are about the outward reputation. So, while we take comfort in our omniscient Father whose eye is on the sparrow, we will seek to be holy, both inside and out (1Pet.1:15-17).

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