Message From Matt – June 5

Don’t you just love being around a “know-it-all”?  Ok, most likely you don’t because for some reason, people that fit that description are hard to be around.  It’s difficult to have a conversation with someone who knows everything about everything and doesn’t mind reminding you about it.  On top of that, we all know that “know-it-alls” really don’t know as much as they think they know, but convincing them of that is nearly impossible.  
However, there is one exception…God!  He is a “Jack-of-all-trades and a Master of all of it”.
God knows everything.  His Omniscience is one of His attributes that we can’t deny but many of us wish weren’t true.  Why?  Since He knows all things, there is nothing that we can hide from Him.  Just like last week’s email about His omnipresence and the truth that He is everywhere at all times, including the past, present and future, the same goes for His knowledge…you can’t hide your thoughts or actions from Him.  
This is frightening when you think about it because He knows your every thought!  He knows your motivations for what you do and He knows all the plans that you have.  Since God knows every hair on your head (Luke 12:7) there is nothing that we can keep from Him.  His knowledge of everything is perfect.  A.W. Tozier said it well when he wrote, “God knows all that can be known”. 
Even though God’s knowledge can be scary, it also can be comforting because God never discovers anything!  He is never blindsided!  He is never caught off guard! He knows your worries and struggles and He knows what can help you overcome them.  
David wrote about this in Psalm 139:1-4“O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.  Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.  Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.  For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.”
As I think about God’s greatness through all of His attributes,  my mind goes to where Paul’s was at when he wrote, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!  For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?  For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen” – Romans 11:33-36
Even though it’s hard to comprehend everything about God’s greatness, I  believe it.  I rest in the fact that my God is so much greater than anyone that has been created and anything that has been made!  He is so high and lifted up even above the heavens yet He thinks good thoughts to me and you!  He knows you, the good, bad and ugly things about you, yet He loves you!  What a God we have and serve!  
Let’s keep searching out the attributes of God!  You’ll never be disappointed in Him!