Read this Scripture:
Psalm 139:15-16 (HCSB)
My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.
Read this Thought:
What would it be like to know absolutely everything? To know what has happened in the past, what is happening right now in the present and even what will happen in the future? It would be an amazing super hero ability.
God is the only one who has this ability. We can trust God with our future because He has the whole story in mind.
It’s actually a good thing that we don’t know everything. Imagine how overwhelming it would be to wake up every morning knowing what hard things and bad things were coming in your future. It would make it next to impossible to enjoy the good that we encounter each day. Fortunately God, knowing this, created us without the ability to know ALL things.
Our lack of knowledge is also good because it reminds us that we need God. We are dependent on Him like a baby bird depends on its mother to live. God feeds us knowledge and insight to direct us in the way we should go when we seek Him, but keeps the burden of looking too far down the road on His own shoulders.
Do this Activity:
Look up these verses from the Old Testament (Isaiah 7:14 and Isaiah 53:5-7). Discuss how the Old Testament was written hundreds of years before Jesus came and yet it talks specifically about Him! Talk about how, in just these few verses, we can see that God knows the future.
Ask everyone to say one thing that they can trust God with in their future because He knows everything.
Discuss this Question:
Why does it give you peace that God is all-knowing?
September Scripture Memory:
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 - 4 “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.