God Knows It All!

By Darwin Hunter


It is amazing how foolish we humans are!  We think that if we can fool other men, everything is fine.  So, men slink around under the cover of darkness to do their misdeeds.  They rob from others, murder their enemies, slander someone behind their back, commit adultery on their spouses, and use profanity when they think no one else can hear it.  While it is important to set a good example for others (I Timothy 4:12; Titus 2:7), we should not fall into the Devil’s trap of thinking that evil is only evil if some other human knows of it.


Sin is wrong at any time in any context.  That is true because sin is breaking God’s law (I John. 3:4, 5:17).  What is revealed as right or wrong in the Bible is based upon God’s holy character (Isaiah 6:3).  And, God sees everything which man does.  Everything we do is under His scrutiny, and must pass muster with Him! So, even if no one else knows of it or has seen it, it is still sin.  God is not mocked by our secretive transgressions (Galatians 6:7-8).


Recently, it was reported in the news that the dreaded BTK murderer (BTK stands for “Bind, Torture, Kill”) was identified and arrested in Kansas.  The man had been an “upstanding member of the community” for decades.  He worked in a responsible position on the public payroll.  He had a wife and children, and seemed to be a good neighbor.  He was a member of a local church, and was even the “president” on one of its governing boards.  BTK had toyed with the media for years, apparently gloating in his status as a mysterious serial murderer who could outfox the local police department, and the local media.


Even if were still at large, BTK could not fool God.  Even if his family did not know, his co-workers, or his fellow church-members, GOD KNEW.  Darkness may hide our acts from men, but it does not hide from God (Job. 22:13).  God’s knowledge is absolute regarding all that we do, think, or say (Psalms 139:1-12).  He knows what is in our heart (II Chronicles 6:30).  The Bible even says the hairs of our head are numbered by God (Matthew 10:29-30).  His eyes scan His creation and observe it all (Proverbs 15:3)!  Though sin has been hidden from man it can not be hidden from God!  “Be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).