Greetings from the Adirondack Mountains in Lake George, NY!
I wasn’t sure which subject line to use. How do you word, “Contrary to traditional thought, God doesn’t know everything?” I think the gentlest approach to this subject could be worded, “Things God Doesn’t Know.” You ask, “What are they?”
So, this is how I imagine this. Let’s say God sees everything that happens by watching 37 trillion channels. One of them is Sodom and Gomorrah. He chooses not to watch the S & G Channel because it is filth. But his journalists (angels) keep reporting to Him that it’s debauchery. God then decided to check it out. The aftermath—He wipes it out, including all of the people with the exception of Lot and his two daughters. Are you following my thinking?
Back to God knowing the heart. After I read how God left Hezekiah exposing his pride, I cried out, “LORD, don’t leave me to myself. I don’t trust my heart. If you leave me I would come to ruin. LORD, stay by my side. Lead me not into temptation; deliver me from evil. Fence in my heart. You are all I have.” (Now, I have been given much, but when it’s all said and done, He is my all and all.)
There's one more thing God doesn’t know—our sins. When we receive Christ and embrace Him, His righteousness covers ALL of our sins—past, present and future (Col3:22). Yes, He who knew no sin became sin in our behalf (2Cor5:21). Scripture is clear God does not remember our sins (Heb8:12) for “as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Got it! He doesn’t know our sins—they don’t exist.
Okay, long enough! Right?
As for this past weekend, Word On The Street, our Thursday Youth group presented Angels and Demons Continues. Powerful! Our oldest grandson, AJ (age 11), entered the world of theater and drama for the first time.
Loyalty is a man’s best friend. Josh 1:9 & Heb 13:5/JBS