Summary: God knows all things, He is infinite in knowledge. Nothing can be added to His treasure of Knowledge and nothing can be taken from it. Man receives all his knowledge from God and must submit quietly to His will.
SHALL ANY TEACH GOD KNOWLEDGE? (JOB 21:22)
Does God need any tutor or master? to teach Him how to order the affairs of the world, what to do with the wicked and the godly ones? Surely He doesn't need anyone to teach nor instruct Him.
GOD CANNOT BE TAUGHT
Some men are so foolish that they cannot be taught and not capable to be taught, they are shallow in understanding; but God is so wise and great in understanding that He cannot be taught. He is definitely beyond the school; "who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being His counsellor has taught Him?" (Isaiah 40:13-14). God is wise and sees more than many counsellors of men and even the Angel, because He created all being.
1. "WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, or who has been His counsellor?" O the depth of the riches, both of His wisdom and knowledge! How unsearchable are His Judgments, and His ways past finding out" (Romans 11:33-34). There is a mind of God which is known to man, the revelation mind that he has made known, about what He wants us to do, what to believe, and the way of life and salvation. Besides that revealed mind of the lord, He has a secret mind, a close counsel locked up in His own breast, which was never opened to the creature.
We know the mind of God for our own instruction, but we don't know the mind of the Lord for His instruction , or that we might instruct Him.
2. GOD KNOWS ALL THINGS, He is infinitely and perfectly wise and knowledgeable. Nothing can be added to His treasure of Knowledge and nothing can be taken from it. There are some men that think they need no teaching from anyone; usually they are under a dearth and fear of knowledge, they see themselves being beyond the school, beyond the church, beyond teaching and counsel. In reality, they are poor in knowledge.
The Almighty God knows the nature, usefulness of all things. He knows all men and don't need any testimony of men, because He knows what is in man. "Would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart." (Psalm 44:21). He knows man's outward actions and internal motions of his heart. God doesn't only knows what man does, but knows all their aims and secret intendments in doing it.
"I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings." (Jeremiah 17:10)
SHALL ANY MAN HAVE THE BOLDNESS TO TEACH GOD?
You may ask that "Shall any man have the boldness to teach God?" or Probably say, "Surely, no man ever attempted to teach God, we are indeed taught of God" Yes, some may not have the boldness to teach God directly but there are many people, who say as much implicitly, and by way of interpretation; that is, they speak, hold , or do that which plainly implies teaching of the Almighty God or taking upon them to direct His counsels.
1. SOME WOULD TEACH GOD HOW TO SPEAK,
By adding to , and diminishing from the word which he has spoken. "You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you "(Deuteronomy 4:2), "Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar." (Proverbs 30:6). Though we may add a COMMENT to explain the word of God where it is hard, yet we must not add a SUPPLEMENT to the word of God, as if it were defective. One of the first things to be believed unto salvation is , that the word of God is sufficient and contains all things needful to salvation.
There are many preachers and ministers of God who meddle with God's word by way of addition and subtraction, openly or closely. Every carnal man does this closely; the man that would set up his lusts for a law would surely blot out the law of God; he would make the commandments of God void, and rescind the statutes of Heaven, who has no mind to obey and submit unto them. Sometimes, they say that the scriptures are obscure, therefore they would teach God to speak more clearly. Other times, they say that the language of the scripture is homely and bare, they want God to speak more eloquently; others complain that there are contradictions and dangerous expressions in scriptures and they would teach God to speak more truly and warily.
"For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."(Revelation 22:18-19)