What records does God keep?
God is eternal and all-knowing; therefore He knows all things at all times. Scripture tells us of a number of records that God keeps—records that reflect His power, faithfulness, and love.
- The Works of All People
“I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works” (Revelation 20:12).
- The Names of Christians
“Whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15).
- The Number and Names of Stars
“He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names” (Psalm 147:4).
- The Hairs on Our Heads
“The very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matthew 10:30).
- All of Our Tears
“Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?” (Psalm 56:8).
- The Physical Features of Every Person
“Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them” (Psalm 139:16).
- Every Spoken Word
“I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36).
- Every Godly Work
“For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister” (Hebrews 6:10).
- Investments Made in God’s Kingdom
“Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal” (Matthew 6:20).
- Those Who Fear God
“Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name” (Malachi 3:16).
This material is adapted from page 151 of the Men’s Manual, Volume II.