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Don Stewart :: According to the Bible, What Things Does God Specifically Know?

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According to the Bible, What Things Does God Specifically Know?

Does God Know Everything? – Question 3

The God of the Bible is a God of knowledge. Indeed, Scripture gives us a number of illustrations about what God specifically knows. As we study God’s Word, we find that it says the following about God’s knowledge of the universe.

1. He Knows Everything Under the Heavens

God knows everything under the heavens. All things are seen by Him. We read about this in the Book of Job. It says,

“For he looks to the ends of the earth, and sees everything under the heavens.” (Job 28:24 NRSV)

Everything means everything. Nothing escapes His notice.

2. He Knows Every Star by Name

The Bible also says that God knows how many stars there are in the universe as well as the name of every star. The psalmist stated,

He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name (Psalm 147:4 NKJV)

Each star has been given a name by God. This shows the depth of His concern for the created universe.

3. God Knows All the Creatures

God has knowledge of every creature in the universe. In the Book of Hebrews, we read about this attribute of God.

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. (Hebrews 4:13 ESV)

He knows everything about His creatures.

4. He Knows the Smallest Details about His Creation

Jesus taught that God knows even the smallest of details; even the death of a simple sparrow. He said the following.

“Not even a sparrow, worth only half a penny, can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.” (Matthew 10:29 NLT)

The smallest of details are known by the living God.

5. God Knows Everything about Human Beings

God not only knows everything about the physical universe He also has intimate knowledge of every human being. Jesus said that He even knows the numbers of the hairs on our head.

“And even the hairs of your head are all counted.” (Matthew 10:30 NRSV)

This illustrates how deeply the Lord is concerned with each of us. It is comforting to know that God takes such interest in us.

He Knows Our Every Thought

The Bible says that God knows our every thought. The psalmist made the following statement about the thoughts of the unrighteous.

The LORD knows people’s thoughts, that they are worthless! (Psalm 94:11 NLT)

He knows everything which we think about.

6. He Knows Our Needs before We Ask Him

Jesus said that God knows what we need before we take the time to ask Him about it. Matthew records Him saying the following.

“Do not be like them [the hypocrites], for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:8 NRSV)

This is a comforting truth. Before we ask or tell Him our needs He already knows them. This does not mean that we do not ask Him to meet this needs, it merely tells us that He is aware of them before we ask.

7. He Knows What We Will Say

Before we speak, God knows what we will say. The psalmist wrote,

You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD. (Psalm 139:4 NLT)

Therefore, nothing that comes out of our mouth surprises God.

8. He Knew Us before We Were Born

Even before we were born, God knew us. God told Jeremiah about the knowledge He had of the prophet before he was born.

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart for my holy purpose. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5 God’s Word)

He knew us before we came into existence.

9. He Knows How Our Entire Life Will Turn Out

God knows ahead of time how our lives will turn out. The psalmist wrote about this.

Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began. (Psalm 139:16 HCSB)

Although we do not know how our lives will turn out God certainly does.

One writer put it this way.

Though limitless the universe, and gloriously grand, He knows the eternal story of every grain of sand.

Such knowledge that the God of the Bible has is indeed wonderful!

Summary – Question 3
According to the Bible, What Things Does God Specifically Know?

The Scripture not only tells us that the God of the Bible is a God of knowledge it also informs us of many of the specific things that He does indeed know. They include the following.

To begin with, the Bible says that God knows everything under the heavens. Every detail is known by Him.

For example, He knows the number of stars in the universe as well as every star by its name. This shows how complete is His knowledge.

He also knows every detail about all of the creatures in the universe. God knows every thing that is occurring with them down to the smallest detail.

He fully knows human beings. This includes the number of hairs on our head. This is how specific is His knowledge of us.

He knows our very thoughts. Indeed, before we even think our thoughts He knows what we will think.

The Bible also says that He knew all about us before we were born. He knows everything we need before we ask Him. He knows everything that we are going to say.

In fact, He knows how our entire life will turn out. This gives us an idea as to the concern and care which He has for us.

Therefore, the obvious conclusion is that the God of Scripture does indeed know all things.

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