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Four Things God Does Not Know (7 of 13)
In reading Psalms the concept which seems to be paramount is the psalmist's respect for the Name and the Person of God. How unfathomable were the awe and wonder they had for God.
The psalmists would sing that their God is above the kings of the earth. He stands literally upon the circle of the earth. God is our fortress. God is our might. God is our courage. And he is greater than all others. There is none other like unto God.
Looking through the Psalms, you would find a golden thread of unbelievable respect for the name of God. When Hebrew scribes were translating the biblical text, they would come to the name Yahweh (which is the Hebrew translation for the word Jehovah. We have made it the word God) and would put down their used pen or stylus, write the word God with a new one, then throw away that one, and pick up another to begin again translating the text. When they came to the word Yahweh again, they would secure a fresh pen to write his name. This was because of their awesome respect for God. They refused to write any other word with the same pen with which they had written the name of God.
We must return to that awe of the holiness of God. Even in our Christian worship, we need a new awe, a new reverence, and a new respect for the righteousness, holiness, and greatness of God himself. There are many words with which we describe God. We call God omnipotent, which means all-powerful. We speak about the omnipresent God which means all-present. Then we call God omniscient. This means he is all-knowing. He is a powerful, mighty, courageous, unequaled, unparalleled being. He is God of this universe, and unto him there is none even similar to what he is and who he is.
With all of these thoughts in mind about God himself, what I am saying is that this wonderful, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God has no comparison; there is no one even close to him.
However, even in the light of all of this, there are four things that God does not know. Before this wonderful God the psalmists would bow their heads in reverence and respect, speaking words that flowed with eloquence and power. Yet, this God, as wonderful, great, and unequaled as he is, does not know four things. What could they be? What are the things this great God of ours does not know?
GOD DOES NOT KNOW A SIN HE DOES NOT HATE
First, God does not know a sin he doesn't hate. God hates sin. Do you know what sin is? In short, sin is rebellion toward God and disobedience against God. When you talk about the "wages of sin" being death, it is interesting to note that the word wages literally means "rotten meat." Sin is like meat from the grocery store. It looks good, we carry it home, and think it will really be good for us. But if that meat is rotten it will make a bad taste in our mouths and even make us ill. Sin is a pleasure for a season-then it always brings forth death. God hates sin.
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