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Jul 1, 2011

40 Does God really know every thought and deed

Now Psalm vs Deuteronomy

The Old Testament Psalm 44 teaches:
That God knows everybody’s thoughts and deeds.

Uh, but hold on!

The Old Testament book Deuteronomy teaches:
That God doesn’t always know the hearts of men.

Psalm 44 says God knows all of our thoughts

Psalm 44:20 If we had stopped worshiping our God and prayed to a foreign god, 21 you would surely have discovered it, because you know our secret thoughts.

But Deuteronomy says God may need to test people to discover how far they love him!

Deuteronomy 13:1 A prophet or an interpreter of dreams may promise a miracle or a wonder, 2 in order to lead you to worship and serve gods that you have not worshiped before. Even if what he promises comes true, 3 do not pay any attention to them. The LORD your God is using them to test you, to see if you love the LORD with all your heart. 

Recap: The Bible says God knows people’s thoughts. But elsewhere it says God must test people in order to determine how far they love him. It sounds to me like a 180 degree turn. 

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