The Only Source

 

Jeremiah 29_11Not all information is created equal. Individual views on the credibility of sources of information depend highly on where the person may stand on the scale of their belief. Just because information is found at your local library, seen on the news, or read on the internet does not guarantee that it is accurate or even good research. Those who are most concerned about climate change have a very high degree of trust in climate scientists, while those who doubt or dismiss climate change as a phenomenon are strongly distrustful of climate scientists and most likely scientists in general. In an academic setting, being able to critically evaluate information is necessary in order to conduct quality research. Each item you find must be evaluated to determine its quality and credibility in order to best support the research at hand.

Where do you go for information on science, finances, environmental concerns, relationships, society, or anything in life? Which sources do you consider trustworthy? How do you separate solid reliable information from misinformation disseminated by various parties? Does what you read or see cause you to change your mind?

Why not eliminate the middle man and go directly to the source of the information you seek? “Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite” (Psalm 147:5). God knows the answers to all of life’s questions. Unlike us, God is never surprised or bewildered because He is always completely aware of all events past, present, and future.

God not only knows all things that have happened in the past, and He is not only thoroughly acquainted with everything that is now transpiring throughout the entire universe, but He is also perfectly cognizant with every event, from the least to the greatest, that ever will happen for generations to come. God’s knowledge of the future is as complete as is His knowledge of the past and the present. Were it in anywise possible for something to occur apart from either the direct agency or permission of God, then that something would be independent of Him, and He would at once cease to be Supreme.

His knowledge is perfect. He never errs, never changes, and never overlooks anything. “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do” (Hebrews 4:13).”

God is the epitome of Omniscience which is a word that is defined as “the state of having total knowledge, the quality of knowing everything.” Scripture declares that God’s eyes run everywhere (Job 24:23; Psalms 33:13-15, 139:13-16; Proverbs 15:3; Jeremiah 16:17; Hebrews 4:13). For God to be sovereign over His creation of all things, whether visible or invisible, He has to be all-knowing. He searches all hearts and observes everyone’s ways (1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Kings 8:39; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalms 139:1-6, 23; Jeremiah 17:10; Luke 16:15; Romans 8:27; Revelations 2:23) — in other words, he knows everything about everything and everybody all the time. His omniscience is not restricted to any one person in the Godhead—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all by nature omniscient. God does not  “access” information about things, as a computer might retrieve a file; all his knowledge is always immediately and directly before his mind.

James 1:5 ESV- If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

He also knows everything about you–your desires, motives, and thoughts. God intimately knows more about you than you will ever know about yourself as the Psalmist declares in Psalm 139. When you face challenges or difficulties, you can be encouraged that God already knows and understands what you are going through. He knows about your pressures and problems, and He also knows the purpose for your trials. Whatever your circumstances, whatever your need, God has the answer. He knows everything about your situation and wants to help you. Our magnificent Creator God knows everything and is the source of all true knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. His knowledge is pure and undefiled by any distortions or wrong perspectives. It is totally true and accurate.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)

 God’s Peace

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