Hebrews 4:13 "And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account."
The great theological word "omniscience" may seem unrelated to you on a daily basis. But actually, it should bring either terror, or seriousness and delight to our lives because it has to do with God knowing everything--everything.
In our self-willed and independent-minded state we generally overlook the fact that the God of the universe knows absolutely every detail about our thoughts, words and actions. When we sink into understanding this more fully we surely must be moved to bow before Him in great humility and ask for forgiveness. Knowing that He loves to forgive, then brings our hearts to delight that He knows our every heartache, difficulty and pain--and that He wants to be with us through it all.
God knows and cares just as much about the person who ignores Him as for the one who embraces Him. But the one who ignores God misses the point of his life and therefore looks for purposes that end up being mundane and unfulfilling, and difficulties have no meaning. Yet there will still be an accounting to God. A big part of the delight the one who embraces God enjoys is the understanding that God does know every detail of their life; what bliss in seeing purpose of life and what comfort in trials, sorrows and disappointments.
"Hebrews 4:13b "...but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account."
This Thursday morning we will continue our study of the attributes of God with a focus on His omniscience. Don't forget that there is a women's retreat this Friday evening through Saturday afternoon at Camp Gilead. If you would like to ride with me, let me know and register online at campgilead.org.