“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.” (Hebrews 4:13 NLT)
One of the prime potential attributes of God is that He is omniscient. Knowledge is increasing day by day on a large extent. Knowledge and wisdom, information and education, is a blessing from God. Experiences teach us, books teach us and even conversations with the intellectual help us learn a lot of things. If man, though being a creation can learn how to go to the moon, how much more does God know! His knowledge and wisdom is everlasting.
The very first thing that I want to tell about this omniscient God is that He gives us knowledge and wisdom and understanding. Solomon asked for it and God made him the wisest of all. “The way to become wise is to honor the Lord.” (Psalm 111:10 TEV) Read Proverbs 1:7, 9:10, 15:33 and Job 28:28. God does not keep His knowledge to Himself, He teaches, advises, instructs, guides and leads us. The Apostle James encourages us to get wisdom from the Lord. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generally to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5 NIV)
Many of us admit that though we may have degrees, diplomas and doctorates, our knowledge has a limit. The wise do not hesitate to ask others and clear their doubts; it’s the fools who brag that they know everything. Acceptance of one’s own limits and assurance in the grace of God is the first step towards wisdom and understanding. Learning is an art which when developed can change the very course of our lives.
What God wants from us through the wisdom that He gives us is application. Wisdom is useless if it is not put into action. Such wisdom will not bring any blessing. So wisdom alone is not what we need but God’s guidance and directions as well to put it into practice. God wants all of us to live such fruitful and beneficial lives. When we do what God wants us to do, God will do things for us that are incomprehensible and impossible for us.
But why does God teach and direct us? It is only for our good. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye.” (Psalm 32:8 NKJV) “And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21 NRSV)
God instructed Adam and Eve not to eat of the forbidden tree, but they disobeyed. What about us? Do we obey? God does not ask us how many sermons we have heard or how many chapters in the Bible have we memorized, He is only concerned with our response to His Word.