God’s Database

by John Grant
John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.â€? Hebrews 4:13

Christian DevotionalWhen I saw the caller id on my cell phone as the “Capitol Police,â€? of course I answered. “Mr. Grant, this is Sergeant Walker, and I am holding your driver’s license in my hand.â€? “No,â€? I said, “that couldn’t be“. I knew it was in my money clip, but when I looked sure enough - it was missing. He told me which entrance to the capitol he was calling from and I told him I would be right there.

I still don’t know how it slipped out of my pocket, but the bigger mystery was how they found out my cell phone number, so I asked. Sergeant Walker responded by telling me that they have a gigantic computer that probably has more information about me than I know about myself. Scary, isn’t it?

As I walked down the hall, those words “more than I know about myself� kept ringing in my ears. There’s a spiritual parallel here. God knows me better than could ever know myself.  He loves me and created me even knowing everything that I would ever do. God knows me completely inside and out.  He knows every detail, far beyond my ability to understand.

Everyone has some knowledge, but only God has all knowledge. Everyone is present somewhere at any given moment, but only God can be present absolutely everywhere   at every given moment.  Every person has some power, but only God has unlimited power.

He knows all about us just as the painter knows his painting. Psalm 139 is so clear as the author celebrates God’s perfect knowledge of man’s thoughts and actions, and the reason of this wonderful knowledge, namely, that God is the Maker of man,,,, He knows me! Nothing I say or do or go or think can be hidden from Him.

David lays down this great doctrine in Psalm 139, that the God with whom we have to do has a perfect knowledge of us, and that all the motions and actions both of our inward and of our outward man are naked and open before Him.

Now, that’s a word picture if ever I have heard one… naked before God. So maybe I need to be a little more careful what I think, say or do, because God knows and sees it all.  
(a thought on life from John Grant)

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