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In John 3:1-4 Jesus knew what the Pharisees and scribes were thinking. In Christian circles, the word “omniscience” is seldom used. We normally say God is “all knowing,” or even more frequently “knows everything.”  Further, we seldom live or worship with this fact fresh in our mind. Our lives could have greater contentedness if we did so. (Psalm 139:1-6)

Depicting omniscience is difficult. It is an intangible thing. It is far more difficult to depict than love because people on earth can love selflessly like God when they know Jesus. No one is omniscient except God. There is no real illustration except His creation.

Depicting omniscience is difficult. It is an intangible thing. It is far more difficult to depict than love because people on earth can love selflessly like God when they know Jesus. No one is omniscient except God. There is no real illustration except His creation.

Think about prayer for instance. Many decline to pray openly in company because they fear they may sound foolish, they may not speak eloquently, their words may not make sense. If God knows everything, He knows how, when, why and what you are going to pray. Prayer is an act of obedience to the scripture toward God, not for those around you. Be instant in prayer; pray without ceasing even in public (Romans 12:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; John 14:15).

There is a problem connected to omniscience that man experiences when logically carried to its end. We can become lackadaisical in our attitude. If God already knows, why bother. Demonstrated faith and submission are active elements of the Christian life. By submitting all things to God in prayer, praising God for all things and knowing that, regardless the outcome His will is our glory we demonstrate faith and submit to Him. Unlike man on earth, God is not going to hold you accountable for what you didn’t think about. He is going to hold you accountable for what occurred to you and your reaction. He knows your intellectual abilities better than you do. To me that is a great comfort. (Jeremiah 1:5; 1 John 3:20)

God will accomplish His will. Many then believe when they lose a loved one to illness that God gave up or worse wanted to kill their beloved. Praying for their healing becomes a straw man, an empty basket, a waste, but it is not. If that person knew Jesus as their personal savior and they went to glory they were healed – perfectly. God answered the prayer. He may not have answered it in the temporal world (our desire) but He did in His Kingdom (His will). (1 John 4:10)

Jesus is gracious. Jesus is love. Jesus is omniscient. Jesus is God.

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