The Road Through Romans: Omniscience


Today we are going to pick back up on a thread we dropped a few weeks ago. That is our verse by verse study through the Book of Romans. If you need to refresh on what we were speaking about you can find those conversations on THE ROAD THROUGH ROMANS PAGE.

Today we are dealing once again with one of the invisible qualities of God that are revealed in the creation. As Romans 1:20 says,

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

We have so far spoken about God’s: Holiness, Infinitude, Wisdom, Sovereignty and Trinity.

Today we are going to be speaking about God’s omniscience. That is the fact that God knows everything. Watch this.

The Word of God testifies to God’s all-knowingness in many places. Psalm 139 for instance:


“You have searched me, Lord,

and you know me.

2You know when I sit and when I rise;

you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3You discern my going out and my lying down;

you are familiar with all my ways.

4Before a word is on my tongue

you, Lord, know it completely.

5You hem me in behind and before,

and you lay your hand upon me.

6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too lofty for me to attain.

7Where can I go from your Spirit?

Where can I flee from your presence?

8If I go up to the heavens, you are there;

if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

9If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10even there your hand will guide me,

your right hand will hold me fast.

11If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me

and the light become night around me,”

12even the darkness will not be dark to you;

the night will shine like the day,

for darkness is as light to you.

13For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful,

I know that full well.

15My frame was not hidden from you

when I was made in the secret place,

when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

16Your eyes saw my unformed body;

all the days ordained for me were written in your book

before one of them came to be.”

Beyond the testimony of the Bible, though, a careful consideration of the creation itself testifies to God’s omniscience.

If we consider that the world and the universe were created by God we must come to the conclusion that He must understand all He has created in order to create it. Creation as an act, in all its wonder, demands not just a superior intellect but nothing short of the knowledge of all that was and is and ever shall be.


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