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May 2, 2021 | Doug Sauder
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“You know my sitting down and my rising up . . .”—Psalm 139:2 (NKJV)
While driving one early morning, my horn decided to sound without me touching it in any way. If you’ve ever had that happen, you know it’s a startling experience and a potentially dangerous one. Imagine the various possible scenarios! After frantically hitting the spot that sounds the horn, it eventually went off. Like a responsible driver, I took it into the shop.
I sat for the better part of a day in the lobby, wondering, conjecturing, and questioning what the problem could possibly be. “Could this be fixed?” “Would I have to get rid of the vehicle altogether?” “How much was this going to cost?”
I was in a state of consternation and confusion because I lacked knowledge. The kind of knowledge the mechanic possessed as he explained that some metal shavings had gotten into the horn assembly creating a random electrical contact, which caused the horn to sound. Knowing this, he fixed things up, and I was happily on my way.
The point is this: Knowledge has the power to change things. “Oh, that’s what’s wrong? Thanks for getting to the bottom of it . . . the ride home will be much different than the ride in!” Amazing how powerfully assuring one little bit of knowledge can be!
Now, when it comes to our God, He knows all knowable things! There is nothing that He does not know. He knows exactly what’s happening deep down in the horn mechanism, and in every other facet of our lives.
This truth should be a guiding principle for us. In addition to bringing us comfort when we’re confused, it should also fill us with a healthy sense of accountability. When we know that God knows everything, it changes things! It changes what we think about, what we say in secret, and even how we give. Jesus touches on this in the Sermon on the Mount by reminding us that God knows exactly what and why we give and is the ultimate rewarder of such things: “Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly” Matthew 6:3–4 (NKJV).
Knowing God knows absolutely everything about our lives has the effect of changing our lives . . . and for the better!
DIG: What does God know?
DISCOVER: What effect should God’s knowledge have on us? How has God’s knowledge changed you within the past week?
DISPLAY: Is there something you are seeking answers for? Spend time in prayer asking the Lord today.
Pastor Dan Hickling serves our online community, also known as the Calvary Chapel Online Campus. He and his wife Becky have been married for 22 years and have two children, Lauren and Danny. Both Dan and Becky have been part of the CCFL church family for 22 years and have served in full time ministry for 20 of those years.