Insights Into God’s Omniscience
Updated: Feb 9
Notes compiled by Marty Zide and Steve McAtee
God knows all things that exist in actuality. David recognized God’s omniscience by stating that He knew his actions, his thoughts, and even his words before they were spoken
God knows all the variables concerning things that have not occurred. His knowledge is infinite.
God knows all future events. As a result of God being eternal, and knows all things, events that are future to man are an “eternal now” to God. He knows the end from the beginning.
God has full complete knowledge of everything at all times. His knowledge is not acquired through observation or reason.
Ps. 139:1-4 -O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O Lord, You know it all.
Is. 65:24 -It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.
Heb. 4:13 -And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
Matt. 11:21 -Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
Rom. 11:33-34 -Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor?
God’s knowledge is immediate awareness, not based on experience, deductions or inductions of fact or truth. His knowledge is not acquired knowledge, for God’s knowledge of all things is eternal, present always in His mind.
Practical Applications Of God’s Omniscience
God knows us every fall, our every sin, and our every backsliding, yet his heart is fixed upon us in love.
Since God knows everything, and we don’t, it’s wisdom on our part to ask for His will for our lives and for His guidance and directions for all the decisions we need to make.
This should bring tremendous comfort to all true believers. He knows you are here and cares about you. He knows your cares, your anxieties, and all your needs.
It should be an incentive for us to give our lives totally to Him.
Rom. 5:8 -But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Messiah died for us.
1 John 3:16 -We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
1 John 4:9-10 -By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Coming Next –“ What Does This Mean For The Unbeliever”