Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! Romans 11:33
It’s pretty fascinating to consider the things we know today in 2017 that we did not know even 20 years ago, let alone 50 or 100 years ago. The advances in medicine and technology are nothing short of amazing.
Consider what we now know of the heavens that we did not know until the Hubble Telescope sent pictures back. There are regular discoveries as we continue to explore what is beyond what we can see with our eyes. On any given night, we look up and are reminded that in the overall scheme of things, we are very small. The more discoveries, the more we realize we don’t know.
Yet, stop and consider. We know what we know and what we know is what God has ordained we know. Every discovery in medicine, technology and space is not new knowledge – it is just new to us. This knowledge has always existed in the mind of God.
“He has perfect knowledge of all things. He does not have to learn anything and He has not forgotten anything. God does not have to reason things out, find out things, or learn them gradually. He knows everything that has happened and everything that will happen. God also knows every potential thing that might happen. God even knows those things that humankind has yet to discover. This knowledge is absolute and unacquired. The omniscience of God means that He has perfect knowledge, perfect understanding, and perfect wisdom as to how to apply the knowledge.”[i]
Man has never discovered something God did not already know – or that He did not allow to be revealed to us.
With that in mind – it puts man’s great discoveries – as fascinating and amazing as they are—into perspective. Man is not creating new knowledge through the latest technology. This knowledge has always existed in the mind of God. It’s somewhat humorous to consider that the technology for the Cloud, Facebook, genetic cancer treatment, the international space station, and gestational surgery on babies still in the womb existed when Adam and Eve wandered in the Garden of Eden.
Diane Hunt serves part-time on the staff of America’s Keswick providing ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.