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God is Omniscient
By Kathy Gorski
Thursday, April 7


Scripture
Psalm 139: 1-6
 1 You have searched me, LORD,
   and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
   you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
   you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
   you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
   and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
   too lofty for me to attain.

Devotion
Om…????
How do I pronounce it?
What does it mean?
Why is God so difficult to understand sometimes?
Whom am I to God, anyway?

Webster’s Dictionary gives pronunciation as “äm-ni-shent” and the definition as 1: having infinite awareness, understanding, and insight; 2: possessed of universal or complete knowledge.

In our earthly minds, we try to understand God with our earthly perceptions, ideas, and experiences. But God is not of this world and is more amazing and loving than anyone can ever imagine. However, through scripture, God reveals himself as a God who knows each person intimately, cares deeply about each one of us, and is aware of our thoughts and actions. God accepts and loves us completely in spite of our human frailties. His love for us sent Jesus Christ, God’s only son, to die on a cross, so that we have the opportunity to live in eternity with Him.

Yes, in our earthly human minds, it is difficult to comprehend God being omniscient. Perhaps it may help to accept that God is always with each one of us, every moment of every day, in every situation, lovingly reaching out to meet our needs as He recognizes what they are. God sees each one of us as a unique child of God, created in His image.

Prayer
O gracious heavenly Father, as we go about our daily life, help us to be keenly aware of your holy presence. May we praise you, and bring you honor and glory as we recognize your all-powerful presence in our life. Amen

Other scripture references  
Psalm 147:5; Proverbs 15:3; Is 40:13-14; Matthew 10:28-30; John 2:23-25

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