Think of a secret. Make sure it is something that no one else knows. Let's read from the Bible and see what God says about our secrets. Read the Bible Memory Verse again.
- How much does God know? (Everything.)
- Can we keep any secrets from Him? (No.)
How does He know everything? Let's find out what the Bible has to say.
John 1:1-3. How does God know everything that has happened in the past? (
He existed before anything else. He's seen it all!)
Proverbs 15:3. How does God know everything that is happening right now? (
He is everywhere, all the time. He sees it all and He hears it all.)
Isaiah 42:9. How does God know the future? (
He already knows what is going to happen.)
Imagine this: God is never going to learn something new. He already knows EVERYTHING! Talk about getting a hundred percent on every test!
How does the fact that God knows everything and you can't hide anything from Him make you feel? Is there anything you're confused about that you would like to ask God about? What would you ask?
Let's pray about it together, and I'll see if the Bible gives us any answers for you. (NOTE: If you need help with the answers your child needs,
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WHY DOES THIS MATTER:
Because God Knows Everything, you cannot keep any secrets from Him.
Because God knows Everything, you don't have to worry that something will catch Him by surprise.
Talk with God about how His omniscience (the fact that God knows everything) makes you feel. Have a discussion about God's knowledge compared to ours with a "Mystery Dinner" (see below).
ACTIVITY: MYSTERY DINNER
Prepare your Mystery dinner. You can cook a meal, send out for any type of food you'd like to serve, or just use specific items from your frig or pantry. Be sure that no one knows what the menu will be. When everyone is at the table, blind fold one person and bring out one item. Let him/her taste it and guess what it is. Everyone can give hints until the person guesses correctly. Continue with the next person and another item until all the items are on the table. Enjoy the food and talk about how each person figured out what he/she tasted.
What prevented them from knowing what was for dinner? (
It was kept secret and the blind fold prevented it from being seen.)
What helped figure it out? (
Sense of smell, taste, texture, & hints.)
God has given us amazing abilities to figure out mysteries, but He never has to solve a mystery. No one can keep a secret from Him or hide something from Him. He knows it all.