Is there anything that God does not know? Is there any knowledge that is too complex for God to understand? Is there any hidden secret that is buried too deep that God cannot uncover? I give you a resounding… NO… as the answer to these questions! God knows it all, He knows everything; and David really expressed this in Psalm 139, as he set in awe of the omniscience and omnipresence of God.
Listen and learn (from the King James version Bible) how David characterizes God’s knowledge,
(1)”O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.”
(2)”Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.”
(3)”Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.”
(4)”For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.”
(5)”Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.”
(6)”Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.”
(7)”Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
(8)”If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
(9)”If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
(10)”Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”
(11)”If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.”
(12)”Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.”
(13)”For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.”
David says, in essence, ‘yes God knows all things and there is no place that you can go that God has not already been, because He formed and made everything that is in existence.’ In other words, there is nothing that can take God by surprise. Maybe, men are taken by surprise and even spirits and principalities can, at times, become caught off guard, but God is never taken off guard because He knows what will happen before it happens; He knows the end from the beginning.
How Does This Effect Us?
Literally, before the world or man was formed, God had a cinematic view of history. The God-head (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) saw what lay ahead in the future of the Earth. They saw the beauty, the lovely, and the serene, but they also viewed the horror and the ugly violence that would engulf the Earth because of sin. God was able to see the fall of man and then decide how He would redeem man. It must have been an awesome scene in Heaven as the angels looked on to see thousands of years of history being played-out before time would even begin, right before their very eyes.
And David, who became one of the greatest kings of the ancient world, clearly knew that a human being could not even come close to comprehending the infinite knowledge and wisdom held only by God. It was with this true wisdom about knowledge that led David to place all of his faith in God. There would not be an enemy who tried to storm the gates of his nation, that David would not fall back on the Lord for guidance.
In other words, because David had the good sense to know that God knows everything, then there was was no problem that could not be solved. There would be no catastrophic situations that could not be conquered. There would be no enemy too great that his God could not defeat. That is to say, there was nothing too impossible with God.
How Should We View God’s Knowledge?
We should take a page out of David’s handbook for success and completely trust in God. We should never underestimate the power of Divine intervention. Before we begin each day, we should ask for God’s guidance. Even before we start a task, we should ask for God’s help. Why? God has the know-how for everything and He has given those of us who have place our faith in Jesus and His redemption work the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth.
When we ask Him with the right attitude that we understand that ‘ONLY HE KNOWS IT ALL,’ then we will start to experience His guidance, His help, His protection, and His leading. This will also, give us the proper fear of God that is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10) and this is what is really lacking in our world today. A-men