Day 2: Why Is It So Important that God Knows It All?
Because GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING, I will go to Him with all my questions and worries.
Read or quote the memory verse: In Him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. - Colossians 2:3, Discover God Bible, (NLT).
Has anyone ever asked for your advice? (NOTE: If the children don't have an example, share one from your experience.)
If you can share without breaking a promise, what advice did you give that person?
Let's read what the Bible has to say about giving God advice. Isaiah 40:13, 14 says:
Who is able to advise the Spirit of the Lord? Who knows enough to give Him advice or teach Him? Has the Lord ever needed anyone's advice? Does He need instruction about what is good? Did someone teach Him what is right or show Him the path or justice? - Isaiah 40:13,14, Discover God Bible, (NLT).
Why do you think it's good that God knows everything? (God is never surprised. He won't ever give wrong advice because He knows the right answers already.)
Why do we sometimes wish that God didn't know everything? (He wouldn't know the bad stuff I do.)
Does anyone need to teach God what's right and wrong? (No.)
Why? (He already knows it.)
(NOTE: God doesn't need to ask anyone what is right or wrong, good or bad.)
No one needs to teach God anything. If He did need to be taught something He didn't know, someone tricky or smarter could mislead Him.
If God did not know everything, how would that affect His Holiness?(Perfect and Clean?) (He wouldn't be perfect because He wouldn't know everything He needs to know to make perfect decisions.)
If God did not know everything, could you trust Him to be totally just? (No. He might make the wrong judgment because He didn't have all the information.)
Listen to the following story, and talk about what you would do if you caught someone "stealing."
Tommy and the Shiny Red Bike
Will's red bike practically glowed in the afternoon sun. Tommy loved the silver fenders and black leather seat. He was sure there was no bike as beautiful in all the world. Will knew his friend liked the bike and had even let him ride it a few times.
When Will left for summer camp on Saturday, his dad put the red bike in the garage. On Monday morning, he was in such a hurry to get to work that he left the garage door open, and when he came home, the bike was gone.
Will's parent's searched for the bike until dusk with no luck. Just as they were ready to give up the search, they saw Tommy riding the red bike at the end of the street. Will's dad ran after Tommy and demanded that he get off the bike immediately.
"I can't believe you would steal Will's bike, Tommy!" he told the stunned boy. "I should call the police, but I'm going to talk with your parents first. Stealing is a serious crime."
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What do you think happened?
Did Tommy steal the bike?
If you were Will's dad what would you have done?
The rest of the story . . .
What Will's dad didn't know was that Will had told Tommy to get the bike whenever he wanted while he was away. Tommy was simply taking him up on his offer, but Will's dad didn't know that.
Tommy was unjustly accused because Will's dad didn't have all the facts. This will NEVER happen with God!
Why does it matter?
Because God knows everything, He will never accuse us unjustly, He is never fooled or misled by a lie, and there will never be any "new" information to come along that will disprove what He says or does. Because God knows everything, He is the only one who can answer ALL your questions!
Talk with God and Stay Connected to the Vine!
Thank God that because He knows everything, you don't have to worry about someone misleading Him or causing Him to believe something that isn't true.
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