Thursday, January 29, 2015
What God doesn't know, conclusion
We've been studying this week a series of intriguing statements based on our focus verses from John 16:
Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and
without figures of speech. 30 Now we can see that you know all
things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you
questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.”
The disciples told Jesus "we can see that you know all things" and they were right! Our God is an all-knowing, and all-powerful God. When we say that there are things He doesn't know, we are making a play on words, as we have all week!
This is the Almighty, the Creator of the universe, and the Savior of mankind. And there is one last thing that He doesn't know . . .
Our Father doesn't know of a question that He cannot answer. Not one. He has the answers for any and all questions that we will ask Him. As an old gospel song says, "I don't know what the future holds, but I know Who holds the future."
Let's look at what He says about Himself:
I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like
Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times
things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and
I will do all My pleasure . . . (Isaiah 46:9-10)
He knows the end before it happens, and He has known back in ancient times the things that will happen in years to come! Truly we serve an awesome God.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of
God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past
finding out! (Romans 11:33)
His wisdom and His purposes and plans are way beyond our finite minds; we can never hope to fully understand what He will accomplish. But we know that He desires the best for us, and that thought can comfort us in the storms.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him as of God, who gives to all
liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
We may not understand why something happens. We may not see the good in things when they occur. But we can trust our Lord to show us.
There is not a question that He cannot answer, if we will ask in faith.
To wrap up our study this week, there are no storms that He can't calm. He's never met a broken heart that He can't heal. He doesn't know of a habit that we have, that He can't break. He doesn't know of a sin that He can't forgive.
He doesn't know of a hunger for peace that He can't satisfy. He doesn't know of a tear that He can't dry, either. And He doesn't know of a dream that He can't fulfill for us.
And this one is so precious -- He doesn't know of a single person that He loves more than you. Or more than me.
Many thanks to Wayne Searls for sharing this concept for this week of studies.