Saturday, February 9, 2013

Word of the Day..... February 9, 2013

And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us; and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith. Acts 15:8-9

Here, Peter declared the omniscience of God.  “God knows the heart” of men. As David said in Psalm 139, “Lord you have searched me and know me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.”  This doesn't mean God is way up in heaven and I'm way down here; and from that distance, He knows my thoughts. In the Hebrew it is “you know my thoughts in their origin.” It's really interesting to me that God knows my thoughts from their origin. He knows my thoughts before I think that. That is so awesome!

A little later in the same discussion, James would say, “known to God from eternity are all his works” (Acts 15:18). It is interesting how God omniscience is woven right in here with their common discussion. 

God knows our heart. But the greatest part of this to me is that He loves us anyway!  I hope that all of you have a Simply Heavenly Saturday!!!


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