THE OMNIPRESENCE & OMNISCIENCE OF GOD
29 September 2013
As Christians we are constantly prone to creating God in our image, to fit Him into a box of our creation so that He conforms to our understanding. But the truth is, God is bigger than our ability to comprehend Him. So we need to know Him in the way He has revealed himself to us. Reason being, the more we know Him truly, the more we can trust Him fully. After all, if God were small enough for us to understand, He wouldn’t be big enough for our needs.
THE OMNIPRESENCE OF GOD (Psalm 139)
The reality of God’s omnipresence means we’re never alone. He will never leave us nor forsake us. His omnipresence means that He is in all places, everywhere, all the time. He is in the past, the present and the future – at the same time. In other words, every moment of our lives is lived in the presence of God. That ought to make us live with a greater sense of accountability. Very often the non-Christian criticism of Christians is unfortunately true - that we are hypocrites. And we are this way because we have different personas for our public and private lives. But if God’s omnipresence is a truth for us, then there shouldn't be a difference between how we live when others are looking and when they aren’t
THE OMNISCIENCE OF GOD (Romans 11:33-36)
Because of God’s omniscience, He knows who we truly are i.e. He knows our deepest secrets. Even better, because of His omniscience, He knows our pain; He understands the depth of our losses and disappointments. God knows the way home no matter how lost we may feel from time to time. He knows the truth about us but loves us anyway. So if He is indeed all-knowing and all-wise, shouldn't that make us trust him? May we entrust ourselves completely to God because He knows what He’s doing.