Jehovah Knows the Truth

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Jehovah Knows the Truth


The Bible consistently identifies
Jehovah as the one who
“created all things.” (Ephesians 3:9) He
is “the One who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all the
things in them.” (Acts 4:24)
Since Jehovah is the Creator, he
knows the truth about everything.
To illustrate: Consider a man who designs and then builds his
own house, laying every timber and driving every nail. He will know
that house inside and out and will possess an understanding of it
greater than that of any observer. People know about the things they
design and make. Similarly, the Creator knows all that there is to know
about what he has created.


The prophet Isaiah beautifully
expressed the scope of Jehovah’s knowledge. We read: “Who
has measured the waters in the mere hollow of his hand, and taken the
proportions of the heavens themselves with a mere span and included in a
measure the dust of the earth, or weighed with an indicator the
mountains, and the hills in the scales? Who has taken the proportions of
the spirit of Jehovah, and who as his man of counsel can make him know
anything? With whom did he consult together that one might make him
understand, or who teaches him in the path of justice, or teaches him
knowledge, or makes him know the very way of real understanding?”
(Isaiah 40:12-14)
Truly, Jehovah is “a God of knowledge” and is “perfect in knowledge.”
(1 Samuel 2:3; Job 36:4; 37:16)
How little we know in comparison!
Despite the impressive knowledge that has been amassed by humankind,
our understanding of the material creation does not extend even to
“the fringes of [God’s] ways.” It is
like “a whisper” compared with “mighty thunder.”—Job 26:14.


 
Since Jehovah created us, it follows that he knows us well. King
David recognized this. He wrote: “O Jehovah, you have searched
through me, and you know me. You yourself have come to know my sitting
down and my rising up. You have considered my thought from far off. My
journeying and my lying outstretched you have measured off, and you have
become familiar even with all my ways. For there is not a word on my
tongue, but, look! O Jehovah, you already know it all.” (Psalm 139:1-4)

David, of course, realized that humans exercise free will—God has given
us the capacity either to obey or to disobey him. (Deuteronomy 30:19, 20; Joshua 24:15)
Nevertheless, Jehovah knows us far better than we know ourselves. He
wants what is best for us, and he is in a position to direct our ways. (Jeremiah 10:23) Indeed, there is
no teacher, no expert, no counselor better equipped to teach us the
truth and to make us wise and happy.

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