The Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent God
Daily Bible Reading – Ecclesiastes 10-12; Psalm 94; Ephesians 5
Today’s Key Passage – Psalm 94:8-15
During my junior year of college, I started working in surveillance and security at a large department store. During the next couple of years, I would sit for hours each day in front of closed circuit television monitors watching the security cameras that were placed throughout the store. At that time we did not use the small, hidden cameras that are so popular today. Most of the cameras we had back then were either right out in the open or were enclosed in large black domes on the ceiling. In addition, signs were placed at all the entrances warning customers that they would be under video surveillance while shopping in the store. Despite the fact that we warned customers and despite the fact that the cameras were clearly visible, I was always amazed at the things some people did inside the store. I watched people try to shoplift from the store hundreds of times per year. I saw customers try to steal cash out of cash registers. I saw people arguing with and sometimes physically assaulting their spouses. I saw people doing other things that no one should ever do in public. Many times, people seemed to act as if no one was watching. They acted as if no one could see what they were doing, and they acted as if they would never have to face any punishment for their actions.
I think all of us have times when we hope no one is watching, including God. We all have moments of failure where we hope, if even for a brief moment, that maybe God did not notice. The author of our key passage today talked about this and reminds us that God is the creator of everything that we see around us. Since He created the ear, it stands to reason that He can hear all that we say, and since He created the eye, it stands to reason that He can see all that we do. (Vs. 9) Moreover, he also knows our thoughts. (Vs. 11) There are three truths that we must never forget about our God. First, He is omniscient, meaning that He has unlimited knowledge and understanding, and He perceives all things. Secondly, He is omnipotent, meaning that He has unlimited authority and power. Finally, He is omnipresent, meaning that He is present everywhere at the same time. When we understand these truths about God, we can better understand the damaging effects of our own sins and failures. There is no getting past the fact that God sees us in our lowest moments. Even when we fool everyone else on this earth, God still knows the truth that lies in our hearts. Whether it is your best day or your worst day, never believe the lie that no one is watching because God is always watching. This may sound scary or intimidating at first, but actually, it is wonderful news for us! Since we know these three truths about God, we know that He is always by our side. We know that He is always walking with us. We know that He sees everything we are struggling with and everything we are going through. We know that He sees what we need, and we know that He will provide it for us. Praise Him today for His omniscience, His omnipotence, and His omnipresence, and rest in the knowledge that He will never leave you or forsake you.
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Posted on June 9, 2014, in 19 - Psalms and tagged Bible, Christian, Daily Bible, Daily Devotional, Faith, God, God's Character, Jesus, Questioning God, Religion, Sin, Temptation. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.