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God is All-Knowing

Week Starting May 23, 2021

 

Read this Scripture:  
Psalm 139:15-16 (HCSB)

My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.

 

Read this Thought:

What would it be like to know absolutely everything? To know what has happened in the past, what is happening right now in the present, and even what will happen in the future? It would be an amazing thing - making you like some sort of superhero.  

 

God is the only one who has this ability. God knows the biggest things about the universe and at the same time knows the tiniest details of our lives.

 

It is actually a good thing that God is all-knowing and that we are not, because if we knew everything, our lives might be dull and boring. Imagine if you had no surprises - like what present you were getting for your birthday, or already knowing who would win every football match. 

 

If we knew everything we also would feel completely overloaded! Think about how overwhelming it would be to wake up every morning knowing what hard things and bad things were going to happen to you, and to everybody in the world, that day. It would be impossible to enjoy the good things in life that we encounter each day. Fortunately God, knowing this, created us without the ability to know ALL things.

 

Our lack of knowledge is also good because it reminds us that we need God. We are dependent on Him like a baby bird depends on its mother to live. God feeds us knowledge and insight to direct us in the way we should live when we seek Him, but keeps the hard work of looking after the future as a job for Himself.

Do this Activity:
Look up these verses from the Old Testament (Isaiah 7:14 and Isaiah 53:5-7). Discuss how the Old Testament was written hundreds of years before Jesus came and yet it talks specifically about Him! Talk about how, in just these few verses, we can see that God knows the future.

Ask everyone to say one thing that they can trust God with in their future because He knows everything.

 

Discuss this Question:
Why does it give you peace that God is all-knowing?

Scripture to Memorise:

Deuteronomy 6:4–5

[4] Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. [5] You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. (ESV)

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