Daily Bible Nugget #351, Hebrews 4:13

The Nugget:

Heb 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

My Comment:

I have keyed the sixth attribute of God, the attribute of omniscience, to Hebrews 4:13. Simply put, God knows everything, past, present, and future. Some scholars have waxed philosophical and have argued God does not know the future free will choices of independent creatures such as man. That would mean that there are some things even God cannot know until after they happen. I have a problem with that kind of thinking. That would limit God, and God is not limited except only that He does nothing contrary to His character. If God does not know the totality of what is future, then how can He make very specific predictions with regard to prophecy like those recorded in the Bible?

Some would object that if God perfectly and fully knows the future as absolutely as He knows the past, then everything has been determined beforehand and there is no such thing as free will. I would answer that just because God knows the future, that does not mean he puts all of us in a straitjacket such that what we do could not be otherwise. God’s Word, the Bible, most clearly indicates that we have the capability and the responsibility of choice (Deuteronomy 30:19). It also declares in an interesting verse I first noticed particularly just today in my Bible study at Exodus 35:21 that what man wills to do is influenced by his inner character, his heart. We are not all pre-programmed robots who have no choice in how we respond to life and its opportunities; how we respond to what happens to us, and particularly, how we respond to God and to His written word in the Bible.

For those who desire to DIG DEEPER into this subject:

(1) Consult the cross references given in Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible on pages 1427-1428 for Hebrews 4:13.

(2) Consult the cross references given in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on pages 1446-1447 or in Logos 5 or 6 Bible software for Hebrews 4:13.

(3) Consult the cross references given in the original Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 159 of the NT or on line at www.blueletterbible.org for Hebrews 4:13.

(3) Most people today do not have access to those three print resources, so I have posted cross references for this passage as I have developed them even more completely for your study as given below:

Hebrews 4:13. Neither is there. Ge 3:8. +*1 S 16:7. 2 S 11:8. 18:13. 1 K 14:6. +*1 Ch 28:9. *2 Ch 6:30. 16:9. Jb 34:22. *Ps 7:9. 33:13-15. *Ps 44:21. *Ps 90:8. **Ps 139:4, 11, 12. *Pr 15:3, 11. +*Je 17:10. *Je 23:24, 25. 29:23. Da 2:22. +*Jn 2:24, 25. *+Jn 21:17. *1 Cor 4:5. Re 2:23. any creature. or, a created thing. Gr. ktisis (S#2937g, Mk 10:6). Ro 1:25. 8:19, 39. 2 Cor 5:17. Col 1:15. not manifest. Gr. aphanēs (S#852g, only here), non apparent (Strong). Jsh 7:11. 22:22. 1 K 10:3. +*Ep 5:13. in his sight. Ge 11:5. 13:13. 18:21. Jb 11:11. 31:4. 34:21. Ps 10:14. +*Ps 119:168. Je 7:11. Mt 6:4. 22:11. Ac 8:21. all things. T#219. God the Father is omniscient. Ge 18:18, 19, +Ge 18:25n. 25:23. Ex 3:19. Dt 29:29. *Dt 31:21. 1 S 2:3. **1 S 16:7. 23:12. 2 S 7:20. 1 K 8:39. 2 K 8:10, 13. 1 Ch 28:9. 2 Ch 16:9. Jb 11:11. 12:13, 16. 23:10. 24:1. 26:6. 28:23, 24. *Jb 34:21, 22, 25. 37:16. **Jb 42:2. +Ps 11:4. 33:13, 14. 44:21. *Ps 90:8. 94:9, 11. +Ps 103:14. 104:24. +*Ps 119:168. *Ps 139:1-6, 11, 12. 147:4, 5. Pr 3:19, 20. *Pr 5:21. 8:14. *Pr 15:3. 16:2. 17:3. 21:2. 24:11, 12. Is 29:15, 16. 40:13, 14, 27, 28. 41:4. 42:8, 9. 44:7. 45:4. **Is 46:10. **Is 48:3-6. Je 1:4, 5. *Je 16:17. 17:10. *Je 23:23, 24. *Je 32:19. 51:15. *Ezk 11:5. Da 2:20, 22, 28. 5:23. Ho 5:3. 7:2. Am 4:13. 9:2-4. 5:12. Na 1:7. Zc 4:10. +*Ml 3:16. *Mt 6:4, 6, 8, 18, 32. +Mt 9:4 (T#76-7). *Mt 10:29, 30. 12:25. 16:8. 23:28. 26:21. +**Mt 28:19n. Mk 2:8. 8:17. 9:33. 12:15. 14:13, 15. Lk 6:8. 9:47. *Lk 16:15. 18:4. 20:23. 24:38. +*Jn 2:25. 4:16, 39, 41. 5:6, 42. 6:15, 43, 61, 64. 8:7. 13:18. 16:19, **Jn 16:30. +**Jn 21:17. Ac 1:24. +Ac 2:23 (T#213), Ac 2:37. 15:8, 18. +*Ro 8:27, +Ro 8:29. 11:33. 1 Cor 3:20. 2 Cor 11:11. 1 Th 2:4. *2 Tim 2:19. 1 P 1:2. 1 J 3:20. Jude 1:25. *Re 2:18, 19. naked. Gr. gumnos (S#1131g, Ac 19:16), nude (absolutely or relatively, literally or figuratively) [Strong]. *Jb 26:6. 31:4. *Jb 34:21. *Jb 38:17. opened. Gr. trachēlizō (S#5136g, only here), to seize by the throat or neck, that is, to expose the gullet of a victim for killing (generally to lay bare) [Strong]. =Ge 42:8. Le 1:6, 9. Ps 51:6. 139:23, 24. Pr 20:27. Je 32:19. 1 Cor 14:24. the eyes. FS22A6, +Ps 11:4. *2 Ch 16:9. Ps 11:4. Pr 5:21. SS 5:12. *Je 16:17. 32:19. with. *Ec 12:14. *Mt 7:21, 22. +*Mt 10:15n. *Mt 25:31, 32. *Jn 5:22-29. **Ac 17:31. *Ro 2:16. *Ro 14:9-12. *2 Cor 5:10. *Re 20:11-15. have to do. or, must give account. +Ro 14:12.

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1 Response to Daily Bible Nugget #351, Hebrews 4:13

  1. ken sagely says:

    i reall y like this vs. i like all those encouraging cross refs listed with it. thank you

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