June 2021:Our God is…All-Knowing

Our God is…All-Knowing

Mr. Know-it-all has bad manners. You start to say, “The Mariners have a good chance to win it all this year because….” Mr. Know-it-all butts in, proclaiming loudly, “But their veterans get too tired, and they don’t have a home run hitter.”

You can’t have a normal conversation with Mr. Know-it-all. He wants to interrupt every sentence.

We don’t like know-it-alls. We realize that one person cannot be an expert in every subject. Nobody can know it all.

There is someone who does know it all! Jesus’ disciple Peter said to him, “Lord, you know all things” (John 21:17).

Wasn’t Jesus a man just like us? How could he know all things? Peter understood. Peter was talking to Jesus after his resurrection. Can an ordinary person do that? How could Jesus rise from the grave after the brutal treatment he endured?

Peter knew. Jesus is true God and true man. As God, he knows all things.

Does that comfort you or terrify you? Peter felt terrified that Jesus knew he had denied him three times. Peter longed for comfort. Jesus also knew how to forgive. He knew his death paid for Peter’s sins.

Jesus truly knows every evil thought that comes from our hearts. He knows every secret sin that burdens our conscience. He has the knowledge that can damn us.

Jesus also knows that he came to rescue us from that punishment.

Thank God if you can say with Peter, “Lord, you know all things, you know that I love you” (John 21:17).

We invite you to gain more knowledge about your Savior. Our church offers free classes for every ability and background.