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Fresh Start Devotionals - Omniscience

June 7


Whenever I think about the omniscience of God, I usually get very uncomfortable. To think that God knows everything about me usually makes me think of my sinfulness and short comings. Scriptures like Galatians 6:7 that says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” scare me.

I remember a story my Dad used to love to tell whenever he would mention this scripture. My grandfather told him that he had to plant all the corn seed before he could play baseball. Dad had a game that day and was anxious to get to it, but I’m sure that my no-nonsense grandfather wasn’t really concerned about baseball, he cared more about seeing that there was enough food for his family to eat. They needed that corn crop to survive.

As Dad was planting the corn, he decided that there was no way he could complete the task in time to make his game, so he dug a hole in the far side of the field and put all the seed in the hole. He told Grandpa that…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions - WONDERFUL GRACE OF JESUS

June 7

Words and Music by Haldor Lillenas, 1885–1959
  For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)
The wonderful grace of Jesus will be the theme that will echo throughout the corridors of heaven during all eternity. It should also be the joyful exclamation of every Christian now whenever he thinks of Calvary and the deep love of our Savior.
“Wonderful Grace of Jesus” is one of the most inspiring hymns in our hymnals, and it has been used extensively by both choirs and congregations since it was written and composed by Haldor Lillenas in 1918. Born in Norway, Mr. Lillenas came to the United States as a child. He married Bertha Mae Wilson, a songwriter also, and together they traveled extensively, furnishing songs and choirs for many of the leading song leaders in the country, including the noted Charles Alexander. Mr. Alexander…