Devotionals by Stuart, Jill & Pete Briscoe

Dear GOD,

Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother. — Larry (9 years old)

There are some really impressive theological terms that describe God's attributes and abilities. Several of them begin with the prefix omni, which means "all" or "total":

  • Omnipresent: God is everywhere (Psalm 139:7-12).
  • Omnipotent: God has all power (Jeremiah 32:17, 27).
  • Omniscience: God is all scientific ... No, that's not it – at least not how the word science is used today. The root of the word science is actually "knowledge," so this simply means that God knows everything (1 John 3:20).

In Luke 1:37 the angel Gabriel proclaimed, For no word from God will ever fail. You've probably heard something like this before, but have you ever really thought about it? Anything that He chooses to do that is in accordance with His character, He can do.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. —Isaiah 55:8-9

God also knows everything. The problem, of course, is that we can't grasp the expanse of His might or wisdom. He's just in a totally different league than we are! He is Father, but He is also farther – farther than our minds can reach.


Food for thought: Why might someone be uncomfortable with the truth that God the Almighty knows everything about him or her? What attributes of God the Father would ease their concerns?

Almighty Father, thank You that Your all-knowing power is mixed with Your complete love. Yes, there are things I try to hide, but You know it all ... and still You love. Free me to be open with You about everything. I trust You with my "secrets." Amen.

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Telling the Truth exists to make available sound biblical teaching, practically applied, with a view to producing lives that glorify God and draw people to Christ. The whole of our ministry is to encourage, console, strengthen, teach, and train.

About Stuart, Jill & Pete Briscoe

Stuart Briscoe uses wit and intellect to target your heart, capture your attention and challenge you to grow! You will find his logic compelling as he brings a fresh, practical perspective to the Scriptures. Born in England, Stuart left a career in banking to enter the ministry full time. He has written more than 50 books, received three honorary doctorates and preached in more than one hundred countries. He was senior pastor of Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, for thirty years, and currently serves as minister-at-large.

Jill Briscoe was born in England and found Christ when she was 18 years old. She never looked back. Upon graduating from Cambridge University, she began working as a teacher by day and had a vigorous street ministry to the youths of Liverpool by night.

She met Stuart at a youth conference and they married in 1958. In the 50 years since, Jill has become a highly sought-after Bible teacher and author who travels around the world ministering to under-resourced churches and speaking at international seminars and conferences. Since 2000, she and Stuart, who was formerly senior pastor of Elmbrook Church for 30 years, have had the joy of equipping and encouraging believers across the globe in their roles as ministers-at-large for Elmbrook.

Jill has authored more than 40 books including devotionals, study guides, poetry and children's books. Her vivid, relational teaching style touches the emotions and stirs the heart. She serves as Executive Editor of Just Between Us, a magazine of encouragement for ministry wives and women in leadership, and served on the board of World Relief and Christianity Today, Inc., for over 20 years.

Jill and Stuart call suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin their home. When they are not traveling, they spend time with their three children, David, Judy and Peter, and thirteen grandchildren.

Pete Briscoe, youngest son of Stuart and Jill, was also born in England but grew up under his father's ministry in Milwaukee. While getting his Masters of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, Pete had a professor tell him that it was "a sin to bore people with the Bible." He has taken that to heart as he has served since 1992 as senior pastor of Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX. Pete and his wife, Libby, have three children.

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