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A God Who Knows Everything

As Jesus walked with men, “He knew all men” ... “for He Himself knew what was in man” (John 2:23-25). John’s gospel was expressly written to prove the deity of Jesus Christ (John 1:1-5; 20:30-31). One of the proofs of His divine nature was His omniscience. Only Deity could know all men. All things are open and transparent to God (Heb 4:13). Therefore, God is a God who knows everything. Let us consider the concept.

God is a deity who knows all people. He knows exactly and precisely what is in man. The Samaritan woman at the well said “Come, see a man who told me all the things that I {have} done; this is not the Christ, is it?" (John 4:28-29). She understood that this must be the Christ because of what Jesus knew about her. He knew everything she had ever done! Jesus knew that she had had five husbands; and “the one whom you now have is not your husband” (John 4:13-19).

Obviously, (1) God knows the immorality or morality of your life. He knew her marital history and that she was fornicating with another. Let us be sure that He who knows all things knew every detail about her marriage life, both past and present.

Note that our times for many people are not very different from hers. So, if Jesus knew all about her marriages and divorces then; He knows about all of those very same things today. Today some may be fooling the neighbors, the family, the preacher, and the church; but there is One who knows it all!

Again, getting down to the things which this woman did with or to her husbands and the things they had done to her or with her; Jesus knew that too!

2. God, who knows all things, knows what goes on behind the closed doors of the family house. One may be smoking dope, drinking booze, watching porn and thinking that nobody knows; but God does. A husband may be abusing his wife in a number of ways. And that may be their little secret; but God knows. Brother, if you don’t treat your wife in an understanding way (1 Pet 3:7); God knows it, and your prayers will be hindered. Sister, you may treat your husband as if he were yesterday’s garbage; but if you do not respect him, God knows it (1 Pet 3:6). It may be the family secret; but God knows what goes on behind the closed doors of your house.

3. God is a God who knows your secrets! When Jesus told Nathaniel that He saw him under the fig tree, Nathaniel said “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel (John 1:43-51). What Nathaniel was doing there is still a secret to us; but from the story we are sure, that God sees in secret (Matt 6:6, 17-18). You may be successful in keeping whatever you do, good or evil, from everyone else; but be sure when “no one will ever know it;” that God is the exception. You cannot keep a secret from God; nor a deed from His reward.

4. God, who knows everything, knows your heart (thoughts). Jesus knew the evil thoughts of the scribes in Matt 9:1-8. Whether it is just a passing idea or a lingering plan in your head, God knows it. All things are open and laid bare to His eyes, and he is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart (Heb 4:12-13). Often we desire to keep our thoughts to ourselves; but we all share them all with God.

5. Jesus knows whether you love Him or not! Three times, Jesus’ questions demanded that Peter confess that He loved the Lord (John 21:15-17). Peter said, “Lord, you know that I love you.” And Peter was correct. The word of God tells us that Timothy’s faith was a sincere one (2 Tim 1:5). Paul lived “in genuine (unfeigned) love (2 Cor 6:6). Be sure that God knows whether your faith and your love is genuine of being faked.

Briefly, we make three applications:

1. God knows what you need.. even before you ask for it (Matt 6:7-8).

2. God knows whether you are repenting or not. God both wants and demands your repentance (2 Pet 3:9; Acts 17:30). Since God knows my heart; He knows the genuineness of my repentance. True repentance is absolutely essential to the salvation of my soul both for the alien sinner (Acts 2:38-41) and the Christian who has sinned in his heart (Acts 8:20-23). God knows what I have done; and He knows whether I really mean it.

3. It is the omniscience of God which makes possible God’s judgement! We will be judged (2 Cor 5:10); and that judgment will include the secret things (Rom 2:16; 1 Cor 4:5). If today we do not appreciate the omniscience of God; we shall on that last day find it a frightening reality.

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