In the world but not of it

October 6, 2010

The True know-it-all…

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Now we understand that you know everything, and there’s no need to question you. John 16:30

At this point the disciples were describing an understanding based on what they saw and heard outwardly as it related to what Jesus was doing and saying. The word for “understand” and “know” used here in this passage is the same word meaning to know from what you see, to perceive.

Later in that upper room where the Holy Spirit descended upon them they would know more completely and in their hearts the true meaning and power of the Lord as they were empowered by God’s Spirit.

If our desire is to know the Lord then He will take us as far as we desire to go in knowing Him and experiencing His blessing and power on our lives. Unlike people who learn in stages and come to deeper levels of understanding about things in life, God has nothing new to learn. He is not lacking knowledge in any area of life.

This is so hard to comprehend because we can’t understand how God can understand all things. Hebrews 4:13 tells us “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable”.

Coming to the realization that God really does know everything changes my perspective. It changes how I view my own life and the lives of others. It changes how I ponder and consider situations and circumstances that defy logic and reason. It changes my tension to trust and my anxiety to acceptance.


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