The omniscience (“omni” = “all” + “science” = “knowledge”) of God is not taught in Scripture as some vague, abstract concept. It is something that is incredibly personal and extremely detailed: “O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before and laid Your hand upon me” (vv. 1-5).
According to this inspired passage, God’s omniscience includes:
- His ability to search and know everything about me.
- His awareness of my every movement in a day.
- His discernment of my current and future thoughts.
- His ability to know all my motives that prompted my actions.
- His awareness of every single syllable spoken by my mouth.
- His wisdom to providentially care for me every moment of my life. (The Greek word for “foreknowledge” is prognosis; it means “to know beforehand”. The Greek word for “providence” is pronoeo; it means “to lookout beforehand; to consider in advance”.)
When David tried to “wrap his head around” God’s omniscience, He exclaimed: “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it” (v. 6).
Amen and Amen!