The omniscience of God should bring great joy and increase the faith of the Christian. Though all the world plot against us we need not fear for God knows the plans of the wicked and He is able to deliver us. More than forty men made a conspiracy against Paul in Acts 23. They would not eat or drink until they had killed him. The Lord used a young boy to warn the chief captain of the plot who in turn kept Paul out of their hands.
And one of his servants said, “None my Lord, O King; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom (II Kings 6:12 NKJV).
What can a servant of an ancient Syrian king teach us about God? While King Ben-Hadad was hunting for a spy within his own camp, one of his servants came forward to tell him the truth. There were no spies in the Syrian camp but rather there was a prophet, Elisha, who told the King of Israel the words that Ben-Hadad spoke in his bedroom. Elisha wasn’t sneaking into the King’s bedroom to listen to his conversations, rather this servant shows us that the God of Israel, and our God, knew what Ben-Hadad said and revealed it to Elisha. God is omniscient. God is all knowing.
“Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite” (Psalm 147:5). One of the great attributes of God is His omniscience. He knows all things. His wisdom and knowledge is perfect. He knows the heart of man, the needs of man, the sin of man, the concerns of man. He declares “the end from the beginning and from ancient times things that are not yet done” (Isaiah 46:10). He has no teachers or counselors for none compare unto Him. “His understanding is unsearchable” (Isaiah 40:28).
Because God is all knowing is it a great thing to consider His ability to reveal the words of King Ben-Hadad to the prophet Elisha? Certainly this is well within God’s power and might to accomplish and the servant of the king knew this.