(Romans 11:33&34) Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable his judgements, and his paths beyond tracing out!  “Who has known the mind of the Lord?  Or who has been his counselor?”

At times I read a familiar scripture, and I have this thought, “Nothing is hidden from God.”  For instance: (Matthew 10:29&30) Jesus says, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?  Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without the Father’s knowledge.  And even the very hairs on your head are all numbered.”  The depth of God’s awareness of what happens on the earth is staggering.  The mind of God is incomprehensible.

In Matthew 17:24-27 we read:

“After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked,” Doesn’t you teacher pay the temple tax?”

“Yes he does,” he replied.

When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak.  “What do you think, Simon?” he asked.  “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes –from their own children or from others?”

“From others,” Peter answered.

“Then the children are exempt,” Jesus said to him.  “But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line.  Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin.  Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”  How did Jesus know what the tax collector said to Peter, and how did he know that there was a coin in the mouth of the first fish Peter would catch? 

Another of these “how did Jesus know” scriptures is when Jesus said to the disciples there is a donkey colt that has not been ridden tied to a post in a nearby town (see Matthew 21:1-3). 

There are many accounts in the Gospels of what Jesus did, and what he knew. These accounts assure us that he is God, but he also revealed to us that no detail of what happens on the earth is unknown to God.  If you think about it, there is great comfort in this revelation, because there is no need for us to hide anything from God.  He already knows.  There is also great comfort in knowing he loves us, and through the sacrifice of Jesus, our sins are forgiven and forgotten.  So our relationship with God is secure in knowing that his mind far surpasses our understanding, and his thoughts are greater than anything we can imagine.


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