God Sees Everything: The Beauty of God’s Omniscience

God is omniscient. He knows everything that’s happened, is happening, and will happen. This attribute of God is a biblical truth that we find throughout the Scriptures. Since God is omniscient, God sees everything. There’s nothing hidden from God, nor is there anything that God is unaware of.

12For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

Hebrews 4:12-14

In Hebrews 4:12-14, we see fundamental theological truths that we know but often overlook. The power of God’s word, the sovereignty of God, and the authority of the Son of God as our great high priest. These three fundamental doctrines are of great importance to our practice.

Understanding the authority of the Word of God, we make the Bible our source of doctrine and morality. Understanding the power of the Lord Jesus Christ as our great high priest, we can give our requests to God through Christ’s name. Understanding the sovereignty of God, we surrender to the will of God because He’s in control of everything.

Because God sees everything, we can learn three practical applications from this truth.

God sees everything: We must live in the fear of the Lord.

13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

We are to fear God because God is our Judge, and God sees everything we do in our life. As Jeremiah mentions, there is no sin we can hide in front of God (Jeremiah 16:17.)

Fearing God means keeping His commandments.

In Ecclesiastes, we find the conclusion of Solomon’s search for the meaning of life. He searched everything and everywhere, and in all his wisdom, he discovered that the meaning of life can only be found in God. Since the purpose of life can only be found in Him, we ought to fear Him since He is above everything and everyone.

Remember that Solomon called everything to be meaningless. So if we attach our life to everything in this world, our life is pointless. But if we attach our life to God, life has a purpose and is no longer meaningless. If you’re wise, you will fear God.

Fearing God and keeping commandments are inseparable. If you claim to fear the Lord, then you will keep His commandments. And if you are keeping His commandments, you fear God.

Keeping the commandments of God is the way to holiness.

God gave the law to the Hebrews so they won’t sin (Exodus 20:20.) For us Christians, we don’t follow God’s commands to be saved. We keep God’s commandments because we are saved.

Some Christians think that it is burdensome to keep God’s commands. However, the Bible assures us that following God’s commands is not a burden (1 John 5:3.) It is essential that we follow God’s commands because God’s will for us is to be holy.

Many Christians live their lives in contradiction to the Word of God. Their refusal to follow God’s commands means they do not fear God. As a result, they live their lives as if God does not see their sins.

God sees everything: We must live in total dependence on God’s will.

Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Proverbs 27:1

Only God knows what will happen in the future. God sees everything, not only in the present but includes the past and the future.

We tend to be proud of our wealth and abilities. Also, one source of our pride is our plans. We think that everything will fall into place because we have a plan. However, we have forgotten the concept of time and chance.

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

We are not in control of what will happen in the future. We may have a plan, but death may come, you may run out of time, and accidents can happen. Therefore, we must live humbly and depend upon the one who knows what will happen tomorrow (Isaiah 46:9-10.)

There are times when we act as if our plans won’t fail. Our confidence in our plans soon turns to arrogance. However, we fail to realize that our existence depends on God, and our plans won’t have any essence without the life that God gives us.

James teaches us to avoid boasting about the future as if we will live forever (James 4:13-15.) Instead, we must seek and follow God’s will, hoping that our plans are according to His.

God sees everything: We must live a life of faith.

And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

Genesis 22:1

Jehovahjireh means “The Lord will provide.” This is commonly known among Christians. However, Jehovahjireh also means “The Lord sees.”

This is not in contradiction to the orthodox meaning of Jehovahjireh. God sees everything, even your needs, and as a result, the Lord will provide. He sees your situation, lack of resources, persecution, and problems. God is not unaware of the things we go through. God sees everything, and we must have faith in Him.

The problem in the eyes of Isaac was there was no lamb to be sacrificed. But Abraham knew the Lord would provide a lamb to be sacrificed (Genesis 22:7-8.) This shows that even before they went to Mount Carmel to fulfill the will of God, God had already prepared a lamb as a sacrifice because God sees everything.

God sees everything. Therefore, we must live in the fear of the Lord, totally depend on God’s will, and live a life of faith.

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