“O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit or stand. When far away you know my every thought. You chart the path ahead of me, and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. You know what I am going to say before I even say it. You both precede and follow me, and place your hand of blessing on my head” (Psalm 139: 1–5).
When our children were small, they would often wonder how I knew what they were doing and what they had done. They thought I had eyes in the back of my head.
Once when our son was about six, he had played with matches and when flames flared, they singed his eye lashes and brows. I noticed it while we were eating dinner and said, “Mark, you have been playing with matches and fire.” He was surprised that I knew. Of course a mother always has clues because she has previous experience.
God, however, has always known everything — not because He is more experienced — He just has always known.
In The Attributes of God, Arthur Pink writes,
“God knows everything. Everything possible, everything actual; all events and all creatures of the past, the present, and the future. . . . Nothing escapes His notice, nothing can be hid.”
God tells us in Ezekiel 11:5,
“For I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.”
Another amazing thing about God — we never have to be concerned whether God hears our prayers, because He knows our thoughts and the intent of our hearts. His infinite mind is capable of giving the same attention to our prayers as to those of the millions of other individuals who are praying to him. He knows everything.
He also knows every time we fall and our every sin, yet He fixes His heart on us. He loves us. To realize this should cause us to fall on our knees in adoration.
Be amazed! God knows everything.
Prayer: Father, You are so great. Our finite minds cannot take it in. Give us the capacity to know and love You more. Amen!