Tuesday, February 23, 2010

God’s Omniscience, Our Worship

by Andy Muxlow

Isn’t it fascinating to think about the all-knowing nature of our God?  Our eternal God spoke the heavens into place. His perfect design of creation was not studied or learned; he knows everything (Isaiah 40:13-14). There is nothing that God ever improved upon knowing.  He never needs an advanced study of any subject, any place or anyone.  Our time in history is called “the Information Age,” and God does not even need to process it; He, by nature, already knows it.  It’s an interesting concept, but God does not discover anything.  I wonder what He thinks when mankind finally makes a scientific discovery. For instance, the telescope that can see the galaxies but never see an end to space.  Although unbelievers continue to suppress the truth, we have the privilege of worshiping and marveling at our Creator and His amazing design.

Not only does God know everything in our world; He actually knows you.  In a very real sense, He knows you better than you do. He knows the real you. First Samuel 16:7 says, “For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”  If you’re like me, there have been times that I am so thankful that despite man’s criticism in certain times of my life, God knows my heart.  And then there are other times that man’s praise of my actions is my shallow reward in full because God knew my wrongful heart motives. You see, God is as concerned with the why of what we do as He is with the what. He knows our thoughts even before we act or speak. Psalm 139:4 says, “Even before a word is on my tongue, behold oh LORD, you know it altogether.” 

The truth of God’s omniscience should not raise questions about why we pray, but rather drive us to pray. In Psalm 19:12, David prays, “Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.”  Who else is worthy of our praises and cares than the God who has infinite knowledge and unwavering, undersierved love for us through Christ?

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