The Omniscient God!
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” — Ephesians 4:1–6 NIV
John Gill, a biblical scholar, states that ‘through all’ is “taking care of all” in Arabic version. ‘Through all’ may also indicate to the excellences of God’s nature. When we think about that God is being all-powerful and all-knowing as to taking care of all, He cannot be understandable, since favouritism is considered as a sin. If I was God, I would provide for all but it would depend on people’s devotions. When I think about God’s love, it amazes me. How can God be the loving and compassionate Provider for everyone and willing to count them as precious sons & daughters of God?
As God is all knowing and takes care of everything, He is flawless (Romans 11:33–36). In other words, His mind is so incredible, that we could not ever comprehend. Psalm 147:4 tells us that God determines the number of stars and know each one by name. According to Australian study, there has been vast number of observable stars. Jesus Christ also declares that number of our hairs are even numbered (Matthew 10:30). After this statement of Jesus, He tells us not to worry. This means that He knows each of us by name. The author of Hebrews wrote, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” (4:13).
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (Romans 5:6–11)
If we put Romans 5:6–11 in simple terms and the content of providence, it would be like: “Since God takes care of nonbelievers much, how much more He will take care of believers in Jesus Christ as His sons & daughters?” Although sometimes unpleasant circumstances come to us, God has already got plans for each of us and been wanting to have intimate relationship with every single one of us (Ephesians 1:3–14). According to the Bible, He has actually been wanting to establish us into the image of Jesus (Romans 8:28–30), but since everyone is different, God will establish us in different ways, more than we can imagine (Ephesians 3:20–21). We may believe that we can escape from God’s love but we actually cannot. The story of Jonah is probably one of the best illustrations.