(Arthur Pink, “The Attributes of God”)
What a wondrous Being is the God of Scripture!
“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:13
God is omniscient. He knows everything:
of the past, the present, and the future.
He is perfectly acquainted with every detail in the life of every being in Heaven, on earth, and in Hell. Because Nothing escapes His notice, nothing can be hidden from Him, nothing is forgotten by Him.
His knowledge is perfect.
And He never errs.
He never changes.
Therefore He never overlooks anything.
God not only knows whatever has happened in the past in every part of His vast domains, and He is not only thoroughly acquainted with everything that is now transpiring throughout the entire universe–but He is also perfectly cognizant of every event, from the least to the greatest, that will ever happen in the ages to come! Therefore God’s knowledge of the future is as complete as is His knowledge of the past and the present; and that, because the future depends entirely upon Himself. God has Himself designed whatever shall yet be–and what He has designed, must be effectuated. God’s knowledge does not arise from things because they are or will be–but because He has ordained them to be! Therefore such is the God with whom we have to do!
“You know when I sit and when I rise
and perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down,
and are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue–You know it completely, O Lord!” Psalm 139:2-4
Therefore how solemn is this fact: Nothing can be concealed from God!
“For I know the things that come into your mind, all of them” (Ez.11:5). Though He is invisible to us–we are not to Him. Neither the darkness of night, the closest curtains, nor the deepest dungeon–can hide any sinner from the eyes of Omniscience! Men would strip Deity of His omniscience if they could. Because they wish there might be . . .
no Witness of their sins,
or Searcher of their hearts,
no Judge of their deeds!
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