What do I do knowing that God knows all things. He sees all things. He knows my thoughts even before I think them. He knows what I am going to say before I say it. Jesus is an exact representation of the Father and Jesus clearly knew what people were thinking, even to discerning the motive of the heart.
I took a walk through scripture to see what others said about God knowing all things. This is what I found. At the end of Psalm 139, David responds to the all-knowing nature of God like this
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.Psalm 139:23-24
David invites God to investigate his thoughts and motives. Rather than hiding, he offers himself voluntarily. Perhaps you are uncomfortable with this searching, thinking you have things under control. Check out Jeremiah’s writing:
The human heart is the most deceitful of all things,and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.Jeremiah 17:9-10
Paul says this in his letter to the Corinthians:
As for me, it matters very little how I might be evaluated by you or by any human authority. I don’t even trust my own judgment on this point. My conscience is clear, but that doesn’t prove I’m right. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide. So don’t make judgments about anyone ahead of time—before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due.1 Corinthians 4:3-5
Where am I going with this, you ask? I think I always know what motivates me and that I live from a pure heart. Sometimes I do. Other times I discover I am not as altruistic as I want to believe.
I am also guilty of “knowing” why others do what they do, ask the questions they ask, post what they post. Yet, I don’t. I can’t possibly know the motives and thoughts of another. That is God’s job and the only person I know who does it well is Jesus.
My encouragement – leave the judgments to God alone. As Paul said, it is for the Lord to examine us all. He will reveal the secrets of our hearts, the motivations of our minds and reward accordingly.
How about we get back to loving one another outrageously and leave all that other stuff to God?