How important is it that God know us, knows our circumstances, and is aware of the innumerable details of every life that has ever (or will ever live) on earth? Our obedience to Him actually counts on these realities. He asks of us things that seem counter-intuitive, unnecessary, or downright difficult…things that require us to believe God apart from what we can see. This is the kind of faith that Jesus required of Peter when He called him as a disciple. From the text at hand, we receive the message that God alone knows us, and the paths before us, perfectly; we should therefore follow Christ. We are challenged then to seek God so as to know His revealed will in an intellectual sense. It is furthermore important that we trust Christ’s directions, for, based upon what God knows, Christ directs. Finally, given what we come to understand about God and His omniscience, we can “let down our nets,” making the decision to obey Him at every turn.
Summary by Seth Kempf, Bethany Community Church Staff