Think about this….
God knows everything about everything.
That means you can never tell God a secret or surprise Him.
He knows it all!
In fact, God knows everything about YOU.
He knows when you went to bed last night,
How many hairs are on your head, and even the number of heartbeats you have left. But it may surprise you to learn that there are…….
5 THINGS GOD DOES NOT KNOW…….
1. God Does Not Know… How to Love You More Than He Already Does.
True love is always sacrificial. If you want to know whether somebody really loves you, find out what he or she is willing to sacrifice for you.
What was God willing to sacrifice? He was willing to give up the most precious thing He possessed….His own Son, Jesus Christ.
God demonstrated his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Rom. 5:8
So there’s nothing you can do that will make God love you any more (or any less). But there’s a second thing God does not know…
2. God Does Not Know… How to Ignore Sin.
God loves you unconditionally. But God cannot ignore your sin and pretend it isn’t there. You see, God is perfect, and sin is disobedience to God. Therefore, God cannot compromise with it. The Bible says…
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom. 6:23
Each time you’ve disobeyed God’s commandments, a sin debt has accrued. It is a debt you cannot pay yourself. And the Bible says the payment you owe for they that sin is death.But God wants you to live with Him forever. That’s why He sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross. Jesus never sinned, so He did not owe the wages of sin. Therefore, He could pay your debt on the cross and die i your place.
That means that if you will accept Jesus’ payment for sin, you can have eternal life in heaven! And that lead us to a third thing God does not know…
3. God Does Not Know… How to Turn Away a Repentant Sinner
Maybe you think, “God couldn’t love me. I’m not good enough.” But God isn’t in the business of saving good people…just people who are truly repentant. You see, God promised that…If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Rom 10:9
God has given His word that if you will come to Him with a repentant heart, he will save you so you can spend eternity with Him in heaven.
There is no person so good that he need not be saved, but there is no person so bad that he cannot be saved.
Now there’s a fourth thing God does not know…
4.God Does Not Know… Another Way to be Saved
You may be a moral person with wholesome values. You may be a good citizen who abides by the Golden Rule. But those things, while good, won’t save you. Only Jesus can. God’s Word plainly states that…
Salvation is found in no one else. For there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the life. No comes to the Father except through me. ” In other words,, you can’t depend on your own goodness to get to heaven. Your only hope is to call on Jesus in prayer and ask Him to save you.
And if you do, God promises that…
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Rom 10:13
Isn’t that exciting….think about it!
But there’s one last thing God does not know…
5. God Does Not Know… A Better Time to be Saved than Right Now
You have no guarantee of living beyond this moment.
That’s why God’s Word say:
Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. 2 Cor. 6:2
Your eternity is worth thinking about.
Why not bow your head this very minute and pray:
I confess that I am a sinner, and I know that you cannot ignore my sin. So today I repent and call on Jesus Christ to save me. I believe Jesus died for me on the cross and arose again on the third day. And I want to follow Him for the rest of my life and into eternity. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
By Dr. Forest Pollock