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1015 - God's attributes
    1020 - God, all knowing

The omniscience of God is that attribute by which he knows all things past, present, and future. What is hidden from human sight is still known by God.

Scripture stresses the wisdom of God in all his actions, and often grounds this in his all-embracing knowledge.

Godís unique self-knowledge within the Trinity
    Mt 11:27 See also Jn 10:15; 1Co 2:10-11

The nature of Godís knowledge

    * Godís knowledge originates within himself Isa 40:13-14
        See also Job 21:22; Ro 11:33-34; 1Co 2:16

    * Godís knowledge is complete Mt 10:30; Lk 12:7
        See also Ps 147:4; Isa 40:26

    * God knows things that are hidden from human understanding Dt 29:29
        See also Job 37:15-16; Da 2:22; Mt 24:36; Mk 13:32; Ac 1:7; 2Co 12:2-4

Godís comprehensive knowledge of people

    * Godís knowledge of peopleís actions Job 34:21
        See also Job 24:23; Job 31:4; Ps 33:13-15; Ps 139:2-3; Jer 23:24

    * Godís knowledge of peopleís needs Mt 6:8
        See also Mt 6:31-32; Lk 12:29-30

    * Godís knowledge of peopleís hearts and minds 1Ch 28:9

Scripture views the heart not primarily as the seat of
emotion but more particularly as the seat of the will.
    See also Ps 44:20-21; Ps 139:1-2; Jer 17:10;
    Eze 11:5; Heb 4:12-13

    * Godís knowledge of individuals
        Ge 20:1-7 Godís knowledge of Abimelechís
        motives and behaviour towards Abrahamís wife Sarah;

        1Sa 16:1-12 the Lord to Samuel regarding Davidís anointing as king;

        Ac 5:1-10 Godís knowledge of the deception of Ananias and Sapphira

    * Godís knowledge of peopleís sin
        Jer 16:17 See also Job 10:14; Ps 69:5; Jer 2:22; Hos 7:2; Am 5:12

Godís foreknowledge
        Isa 46:10 See also Isa 42:9; Isa 44:7; Da 2:28

    * Godís foreknowledge of Jesus Christís passion
        Ac 2:23 See also Ac 3:18; Ac 4:27-28

    * Godís foreknowledge of those who would become disciples
        Ro 8:29 See also Jer 1:5; Ro 11:2; 1Pe 1:2

    * Godís foreknowledge of peopleís free actions Ps 139:4
        See also Ex 3:19; Dt 31:21; 1Sa 23:10-13

Implications of Godís knowledge

    * Godís knowledge ensures that all will be judged fairly
        Heb 4:13 See also
        1Sa 2:3; Job 34:22-23; Ecc 12:14; Ro 2:16; 1Co 4:5


    * Godís knowledge ensures that He knows
        those who are his 2Ti 2:19

        See also (BC)
        Nu 16:5; Ex 33:12; Job 23:10

        See also (AD) Jn 10:14
        1Co 8:3; Gal 4:9; 1Jn 3:19-20; Rev 3:8




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