Journal Ps 69 and 118 (all references are from the ESV; changes in punctuation are mine)

 

Scripture: “O God, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.”

Ps 69:5

 

Observation: God is omniscient, God is omnipresent: Do I ever think I can hide anything from God?

 

Analysis:  A part of growing in maturity is growing in knowledge and wisdom.

 

It isn’t just getting smarter (like memorizing the whole book of Romans—which, by the way, would be very cool, a worthy and valuable task), but it is how accumulating that knowledge funnels into my life as something that becomes growing to be like Him.

 

Learning the Attributes of God, including (and especially) the Incommunicable Attributes, is important, because they shape my vision of God and how I view the World.

 

For instance, omnipresence means that God is everywhere and all at the same time.  He doesn’t spare a minute for me, and then runs over to see Dan for a few, and then Raoul over in Spain, and etc.  He is always there.  (by the way, did you know that the enemy isn’t omnipresent?  He doesn’t have that godly attribute—none of the angels do.  Why?  Because they are not God…”)

 

And then there is omniscience: He knows everything; not just knowledge but knows my heart and the inclination of my heart.

 

Lastly, there is the OMNI- prefix—this broadly means “every place AND every-when.”  God doesn’t experience Time (or duration if you like).  He OWNS time, time is subject to Him—not the other way around.  God sees before time began, and the End of Time all at the same time.

 

Why is this important?  I think that this must induce me to be transparent; to be thorough in my confession; to not try to hide or sugar coat my transgressions—He knows me, through and through—my present, my past, AND my future.

 

Prayer:  You are faithful, O God, I am faithless.  Even the parade of sin that is going through my thoughts right now, you are faithful to forgive.  This is why salvation isn’t a one-time event, I need saving every day.

 

AMEN.