Stories of God who knows everything

God’s character revealed through stories — Andrew Fountain: June 23, 2013


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Genesis 3

  1. And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

Genesis 15

  1. …a son who comes from your own body will be your heir.”
  2. The LORD took him outside and said, “Gaze into the sky and count the stars — if you are able to count them!” Then he said to him, “So will your descendants be.”…
  3. Then the LORD said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a foreign country. They will be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years.
  4. But I will execute judgement on the nation that they will serve. Afterward they will come out with many possessions.
  5. But as for you, you will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age.
  6. In the fourth generation your descendants will return here…”

Genesis 18

  1. So the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so blatant
  2. that I must go down and see if they are as wicked as the outcry suggests. If not, I want to know.”…cle2_fr.html

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Psalm 139

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

  1. O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
  2. You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
          you discern my thoughts from afar.
  3. You search out my path and my lying down
          and are acquainted with all my ways.
  4. Even before a word is on my tongue,
          behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
  5. You hem me in, behind and before,
          and lay your hand upon me.
  6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
          it is high; I cannot attain it.
  7. Where shall I go from your Spirit?
          Or where shall I flee from your presence?
  8. If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
          If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
  9. If I take the wings of the morning
          and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
  10. even there your hand shall lead me,
          and your right hand shall hold me.
  11. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
          and the light about me be night,”
  12. even the darkness is not dark to you;
          the night is bright as the day,
          for darkness is as light with you.
  13. For you formed my inward parts;
          you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
  14. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
          Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
  15. My frame was not hidden from you,
          when I was being made in secret,
          intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
  16. Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
          in your book were written, every one of them,
    the days that were formed for me,
          when as yet there was none of them.
  17. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
          How vast is the sum of them!
  18. If I would count them,
          they are more than the sand.
    I awake,
          and I am still with you.
  19. Search me, O God, and know my heart!
          Try me and know my thoughts!
  20. And see if there be any grievous way in me,
          and lead me in the way everlasting!

Version: ESV

Matthew 6

  1. When you pray, do not babble repetitiously like the Gentiles, because they think that by their many words they will be heard.
  2. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Jesus said:

Updated on 2013-09-23 by Andrew Fountain