Bless the Lord, O my soul,   
And all that is within me,   
bless His holy name.   
Bless the Lord, O my soul,   
And forget none of His benefits.   
- Psalms 103:1-2   
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Our All-Knowing God

          One of the attributes of Deity which God possesses is that of being all-knowing. How God uses this attribute is totally under His control and discretion. There are scriptures which shows and supports the foreknowledge of God in regards of His being all-knowing.


          As Moses recounts the blessings and curses for obedience and disobedience in Chapter 28 of Deuteronomy, we find in verse 36 this statement “The Lord shall bring thee and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.” The Lord declares here in this verse His action that He will take “The Lord shall bring thee” which is not foreknowledge but the result of their disobedience. The foreknowledge of God shown in this verse which He knew is “and they king which thou shalt set over thee.” The Lord taking action to bring them to other nations is under His control of which He will bring about. The people setting a king over themselves is under their control and God foreknew that they would bring this action about. Moses is telling them that in the future they would set up a king over them. We can also reference Deuteronomy Chapter 17 and verse 14 for further supporting evidence. Lest one draws the unintended conclusion that God had no control over this situation we must remember that God is in control of everything and could have denied their request to set up a king. The point being made is again, the foreknowledge of God that many years latter Israel would demand a king to be set up over them.


          We see this coming about years latter in 1 Samuel Chapter 8 and verse 5 as the elders of Israel came to Samuel with complaints that Samuel himself was old and that his sons were not walking in his ways so they demanded a king to judge them like all other nations. And we can see that there were kings appointed over Israel and that the people and their king did go into captivity.


          Another example of God’s foreknowledge is recorded in Deuteronomy Chapter 28 and verses 52 and 53 where the Lord tells Israel that they would be set about and besieged by their enemy and it would result in them being so depraved of food that they would turn to eating their own children. Again, this foreknowledge that God had was something that would happen or take place in their future time. God would not cause or make them eat their own just so that His this would become true because God would never condone such action. We read in 2 Kings Chapter 6 and verses 24-29 of this very occurrence taking place when Syria came and besieged the children of Israel.


          These are just two examples which show and verify that God is all-knowing and proving that He is truly Deity. How great and awesome is our God whom we serve with awe and reverence.


- Larry Bumgardner