Of God and of the Holy Trinity
Chapter 2, Paragraph 2.
“…His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the Creature, so as nothing is to him contingent, or uncertain;…”
Acts 15: 18.
We live in an era of information overload. Why do I need to know what so-and-so celebrity who lives thousands of miles away and whom I’ve never met eats, wears, and does? Why are televisions universal these days, popping up at restaurants, dentists’ offices, and airports, streaming constantly whatever topic is fashionable at the moment? It’s enough to make one want to crawl into a cave and live life as a hermit!
Yet God knows everything there is to know. His knowledge knows no limits. Not only does He know what Mr. Celebrity ate this morning, He knows what he was thinking when he ate it, how that meal was prepared, the chemical composition of the plate it was served on, and so on. He knows this about every single person on this planet as well, and this knowledge does not weary God.
God’s knowledge is without error. We can be so easily deceived by biased reports, shady sources and “fake news”. We can misunderstand the intent of what someone tells us, we can mishear what is said, and we can repeat incorrect information while believing that it is true. Not so with God. He never misunderstands, and discerns rightly, as He is truth.
We might not always know the right answer to a problem, or the correct course of action to take in a situation. But God does not need to wait to see what His creation will do before He moves next. He does not engage with creation as if it were a chess match, anticipating all the possible moves his creature might make so as to respond accordingly. He already knows what will happen.
How does it help us right now to know that God knows everything infinitely and infallibly? We know who to go to for help. We can bring our prayers and supplications before Him because nothing is beyond His knowledge. He knows what you need before you ask it (Matthew 6:8). He will never “tune out” from all that goes on in this world. We can rest in that.
Questions to Consider
- Do you ever think that God doesn’t understand?