Knowledge of God
The knowledge of God can also be called His attribute of omniscience. God’s knowledge can be defined as: God fully knows Himself and all things actual and possible in one simple and eternal act. This means first, that God can never be surprised and caught off guard. God knows everything that will ever happen inside time and even the possibility of things that could happen inside time that do not happen. God knows every single thing we will ever do and when we are faced with a choice, God already knows what we will decide. This does not mean God will make the decision for us, but that He knows what decisions we will make and has based His plan and the fulfillment of it on that decision we make, both good and bad choices. God knows every single sin we have, are, and will ever commit.
God’s perfect knowledge and omniscience also means He has perfect wisdom in that knowledge. This means that God always chooses the best goals and the best means to those goals. And what are those goals? These goals are; the pleasure of Himself, His greatest glory, and our greatest good. That means God’s perfect knowledge of everything with His perfect wisdom leads to those goals, every time, in every single action around us and through us. This is why Romans 8:28 says “our good”, because only God truly knows what is good for us in His perfect knowledge and wisdom.
In the story of Esther, God’s knowledge and wisdom is clearly behind the scenes from the very beginning of the story, with the death of Esther’s parents and her adoption to Mordecai, all the way to the end of the story with the celebration of Purim and the salvation of the people of God. God’s perfect knowledge and wisdom are weaved throughout the story and as we read the thoughts and words of Mordecai, we can tell he sees and knows and most importantly trust in this knowledge and wisdom of God. Do you trust and run your life knowing God’s knowledge is complete, perfect, and in total control?
Here is a fun diagram that helps show God with His knowledge in relation to time.