Incomparable God of gods – Part 2

A peculiar contradiction often exists within the human mind. On one hand, one may acknowledge the reality of God, along with some of His spectacular attributes. Yet, on the other hand, that same person will only permit a limited number of God’s truths to influence their beliefs and behaviours. This can happen when an individual retains the self-appointed right to determine which parts of God are worthy of application and which are not, with personal preference winning the seat of authority. This is the inner war James speaks of; what causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? (James 4:1). Sin will always tell you that self should win. While God will always tell you that He must win (Rom 12:1-2). While this battle plays out, remember, God knows everything about you. 

Put simply, there is nothing that God does not know. All subjects that failed to enter the world’s most genius minds, God already knows fully. Every visible and invisible reality, every thought and intension of all mankind, and every attitude of all angelic beings, God knows them all thoroughly. God does not simply know about things; He instinctively and comprehensively understands the entire spectrum of details concerning all things without a learning process. All things in all realms, both tangible and spiritual, Yahweh has always had a comprehensive knowledge of them before they even existed. Nothing escapes His attention, and nothing catches Him by surprize.

Therefore, Job could ask, will any teach God knowledge? (Job 21:22). Obviously, NO. Elihu affirmed, God is mighty in strength of understanding and perfect in knowledge (Job 36:5, 16). When thinking of a person’s heart, or their thoughts, the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). No-one fools God. God is not constrained by mortal limitations, but accurately perceives the conscious and unconscious inner-most thoughts and motives of every person. Psalm 139:1-4 describes God’s knowledge of us. O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.

Isaiah 40:14 rhetorically asks concerning God; whom did he consult, and who made him understand? Who taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding? Again, the answer is NO-ONE! No creature is able to add to God’s knowledge. God cannot be corrected, He is never lacking, or in error. John sums it up perfectly, God, he knows everything (1 John 3:20).

God knows us best, yet He loves us most. This is inexplicable GRACE. While our self-deceiving sin is repulsive to Yahweh, and He demands justice for it (Rom 6:23), it is His mercy that provides reconciliation through His Son Jesus Christ. You, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith… (Colossians 1:21-23). Christ desires to bring to obedience – by word and deed (Romans 15:18) every person who puts faith in Him. May our realisation that God knows us thoroughly, inspire obedient faith, and not selective faith.

To be continued…

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