We are not left to wonder what God knows. He knows everything. As the prophet Isaiah wrote about God — “Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure” (Isaiah 46:10).

God is able to declare the end from the beginning, including everything between, because He is All-Knowing. To know the end from the beginning means to know the future from the beginning.

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 2 Timothy 1:8-10

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will. Ephesians 1:3-4

God knew the end from the beginning. In fact, God knew the end from before the beginning of time. God knew everything that was going to happen and had a plan to cover the sinfulness of humans who would respond to the Gospel in faith. Everything that has happened and will happen was “according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.”

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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