Isaiah 40:13-14 “Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as His counselor has informed Him? With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge and informed Him of the way of understanding?”
Knowing where to find answers is a crucial ability. Some may have encyclopedic knowledge, but there is no way one person can recall all information about every topic. However, when that person has the ability to search the appropriate source, they are well on their way to success.
A huge part of my job is answering the phone. Throughout the day I answer questions or direct callers to someone who can give them the information they need. Many times I say, “Hold on, while I check on that.” I then make another phone call or search our files for the appropriate response. Hopefully, I can satisfy the customer’s inquiry.
I wish I had all correct answers stored away in my brain, but there is only one person of Whom that is true. The Lord God has infinite wisdom and knowledge. There is no one who compares to Him. When we call on Him in prayer He never has to say, “Hold on while I check on that.”
No one has ever directed Him in what He should do, and no one has ever given Him counsel. His understanding is unfathomable. His justice is perfect. He is so large that he has measured the waters of the earth in the hollow of His hands and marked off the heavens with His fingertips. He knows the correct number of all the dust particles on the face of the globe. He tabulates the weight of each mountain and hill in His mind. He has personal knowledge of every individual who ever was from every tribe and nation that ever existed. And he knows every star in every galaxy of the night sky by name.
So why do we fret and worry when we don’t have all the answers? The important thing is that we know where to go to find what we need. So call on the Lord when you have questions. He will not say, “Hold on while I check on that.” He is One with all the answers.