Devotional for May 16th

Good Morning Everyone,

Our theme for this month: “Knowing God”

Our Bible verse for today: “Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I stand up; you understand my thoughts from far away.” Psalm 139:1-2 (CSB)

Our thought for today: “God knows everything.”

“Omniscience” is a fifty-cent theological word that means that God knows everything. There is nothing He does not know. He possesses perfect knowledge. He perfectly knows Himself; He perfectly knows everything there is to know about creation; He perfectly knows you and me; and He perfectly knows everything about the past, the present, and the future. There is nothing God does not know. Psalm 147:5 tells us, “Our Lord is great, vast in power; his understanding is infinite.”

Our theme this month has been about us coming to know God; but before we knew Him, He knew us. In Jeremiah 1:5 God tells us “I knew you before I formed you in the womb”. Think about that, before you were even conceived God already knew you, and He knew everything about you. There is nothing about you in the past that He has not known; nothing about you in the present that He doesn’t know now; and there is also nothing about your future that He doesn’t already know all about too.

In Psalm 139:1-2 King David makes it clear that since God has perfect knowledge, He knows when David sits down and when he gets up, and He knows David’s every thought before David even thinks it. There is nothing hidden from God. That was true for David and it is true for you and me too.

Yet, He loves us anyway. And not only does He love us anyway, but He loves us with a perfect love. In Jeremiah 31:3 God spoke these words of truth about His love for Israel but I believe them to be true of His love for all His people, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” And in Psalm 103:17 we read, “But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him …”

In this discussion of the Omniscience of God I have chosen to stress His unconditional and unending love for us because the thought of God knowing absolutely everything about us could cause us to doubt His love. I mean, I know me. I know my deepest, darkest thoughts, and sometimes I don’t love myself very much because of what I know to be true about me. So how is it possible for God to know me even better than that, and still love me anyway? The answer is because not only is His knowledge infinite and perfect, but so is His love.

Spend some time this morning praising Him and thanking Him for His perfect and infinite knowledge, as well as for His perfect and infinite love.

God Bless,
Pastor Jim

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