june1 godofknowledge

God of Knowledge

1 Samuel 2:3 ( ESV) -- Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

Have you ever met someone whose knowledge about things blew you away? Smart people’s capacity for retention of facts is incredible. But sometimes you meet people who have a knowledge that isn’t rooted in remembering facts, but in wisdom. They can tell when someone is lying or how a situation will unfold. All of these examples could be classified as knowledge. There are different types of knowledge we can have. But the Bible teaches that God possesses all knowledge. 

This is the subject of today’s passage. We read in 1 Samuel 2:3, “Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.”

The exhortation in the passage is for man to not walk proudly or speak with arrogance. Why? Because God sees it and knows it. His judgments against us will be informed by what we do. He is able to judge accurately because He knows all things. The LORD is a God of knowledge. 

We don’t always let the reality of this pierce our minds and produce awe. God knows everything. He knows every fact. He understands all situations. The thoughts of man, which are hidden to the world, are known by God. He knows the location and weight of creatures in the deepest sea. The temperature of the water is known by Him. The number of grains of sand below the surface is known. And the day that fish were born and will die is known. As God knows all of that, He simultaneously knows the thoughts of every human on the earth in real-time, the movement of the planets in faraway galaxies, and the movements of a jaguar in the remotest jungle.

If you let your mind truly fixate on the reality of God’s knowledge, it will stun you. It should provoke awe and wonder from us. It should also remind us that we can never hide our sins. Our thoughts are laid bare before Him. But it also should help comfort us that we are never outside His knowledge of our needs. We can go to Him. He knows all things, so we can also trust Him. 

The challenge we face today is we live in a world that forgets the omniscience of God (all-knowing). He will judge accurately, and not according to man’s opinion or retelling of the story. He knows all things. 

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Reflection & Journal:
- Why is it important to reflect on God’s knowledge?
- What sort of things blow you away about God’s knowledge?
- How should this doctrine and passage apply to our daily lives?

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