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Whenever I think about the omniscience of God, I usually get very
uncomfortable. To think that God knows everything about me usually makes
me think of my sinfulness and short comings. Scriptures like Galatians
6:7 that says, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall he also reap." scare me.
I remember a story my Dad used to love to tell whenever he would mention
this scripture. My grandfather told him that he had to plant all the corn
seed before he could play baseball. Dad had a game that day and was anxious
to get to it, but I'm sure that my no-nonsense grandfather wasn't really
concerned about baseball, he cared more about seeing that there was enough
food for his family to eat. They needed that corn crop to survive.
As Dad was planting the corn, he decided that there was no way he could
complete the task in time to make his game, so he dug a hole in the far
side of the field and put all the seed in the hole. He told Grandpa that
he'd planted all the seeds, which technically, he'd done, and left for
Dad's solution solved a short term problem, but created a long term
one. And when a bunch of corn stalks began to emerge at the far end of
the field, I'm sure Grandpa found a good use for that razor strap he kept
in the house to keep his kids in line.
But you know, God's omniscience isn't limited to our sins. He also knows,
and never forgets about the day we asked Him to save our souls. And He's
written our names in the Lamb's book of life. Sometimes reaping what you've
sown isn't such a bad thing. Because when you've sown your faith, you'll
reap His salvation.
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