God and His Attributes

All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him – Hebrews 4:13

The one true God is omniscient; He is all-knowing. There is nothing in the past, in the present, or in the future that is hidden from him. There is nothing spoken in secret, or thought in private, or done in darkness that is not known to him. 

The realization of God’s omniscience brings with it both conviction and comfort. It is convicting to consider that our whole life is an open book to God. “Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance” (Psalm 90:8). There is no hiding from the Holy One.

However, for the believer God’s omniscience also carries an incalculable comfort. The fact that every sin is open to his eyes means that every sin was paid for on the cross of Jesus Christ. The fact that God knew us so intimately and still chose to send his Son to die for us is unspeakably reassuring. 

And when we come to the omniscient God in prayer, Jesus reminds us, he knows what we need before we even ask him (Matthew 6:8). Not only that, but he knows our frame; he will never let us suffer more than we can bear (Psalm 103:14; 1 Corinthians 10:13).

As Job reminded himself, “He knoweth the way that I take” and nothing will be allowed into my life except it be for my refining, for my good.