Daily Reading: Hebrews 4:1–16

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. (Heb. 4:13)

If you need information, just Google it. Word meanings can be looked up. Sales can be found. Church doctrine can be researched. Worship start times can be accessed. Topics of all kinds can be found instantly by searching the worldwide web through Google.

In more profound ways, God himself is the ultimate repository of all knowledge. He knows everything past, present, and future because He is omniscient. His Word is also living and powerful. Because of these facts combined with the work of the Holy Spirit, He knows you. He knows the public you and He knows the secret you. God knows what makes you tick. Nothing in all creation is hidden from Him.

I recently read a survey that said many people who were in need of help would turn to a psychic or a friend for advice first. Choices like God, prayer, a pastor, or the church were way down the list. While I can understand the easy and natural choice of a trusted friend, I have a hard time discerning why anyone would ask a psychic for advice. Why would anyone go this route when the God of all wisdom is available?

If God knows all and nothing or no one can be hidden from Him, doesn’t it make sense that we would use Him as our go-to search engine for the journey of life? Google helps many when they’re looking for specific pieces of information. Even better, God helps us every single time we have any dilemma in life.

Remember to go to God first, not others.

Jim Dunn is the Executive Director of Church Multiplication and Discipleship for The Wesleyan Church.