TRUST: The Omniscient God

Life boils down to a lot of mini decisions. Our decisions determine actions and reactions which impact our lives and the lives of those around us. Therefore, it would be prudent to spend time on ensuring that we make good and sound decisions. Romans 12:2 tells us to “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” In essence, the verse tells us that our mind should be influenced and directed by the Word of God. Then, Galatians 6:7-10 says, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Whatever we do, we will reap the same from what it is. Since that is the case, who will we listen to; who will we follow; to whom will we pledge allegiance? TRUST: The Omniscient God

The omniscience of God is that attribute by which He knows all things past, present and future. What is concealed from human sight is still known by God. Scripture accentuates the wisdom of God in all his actions, and often grounds this in his all-embracing knowledge. In Mark 14, we see the disciples live out TRUST: The Omniscient God. Just so you know, I subscribe and accept that Jesus is Immanuel, God with us. Jesus is God incarnate. More than making a claim, we value evidence and proof. Again, Jesus demonstrates to His disciples that He his omniscient. Let’s see TRUST: The Omniscient God unfold.

Mark 14

12 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”

13 So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. 14 Say to the owner of the house he enters, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15 He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.”

16 The disciples left, went into the city and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.

Before we address this passage, I want to give us a few examples of Jesus evidencing His diety. As such, He provides us more reasons to TRUST: The Omniscient God. Remember in Mark 11:1-6? It is the account of the Triumphant Entry. Jesus told the disciples “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden.” It happened just as Jesus told them. In Mark 12:12-17, the Word says, “But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. “Why are you trying to trap me?”” They were secretly scheming against Jesus; yet, He knew their thought, intentions and/or motivations. In Mark 13:2, Jesus says, “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” His prophecy of the destruction of the temple comes to pass about forty years later. 

Now in Mark 14, Jesus gives specific details about a man carrying a jar of water, what to say to the owner of the house, and told them where they would eat the Passover and how it was already furnished and ready. Not only did Jesus know; He made all of it happen. TRUST: The Omniscient God. Let us find solace and resolve in what David spoke to Solomon as he was installed as king.

1 Chronicles 28:9

“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

There is more than ample evidence to TRUST: The Omniscient God. Despite that, I want you to be able to comprehend, extend and contend your faith in Christ Jesus. Look at these verses that give more insight into His omniscience. I will close with the words of Hank Hanegraaff, “Since God knows everything, we can have confidence in Him and in His promises — not only for peace in this life, but an eternity of joy in the life to come. And aren’t you glad that he knows you, that He knit you together in your mother’s womb, that he fashioned you and knows exactly what you are designed to do — that all the days ordained for you are written in his book even before one of them came to be? Yes my friend, God does know all things…” TRUST: The Omniscient God


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