Some doctrinal views have trouble with several sections of the Bible - God not knowing where Adam was, having to go and find out what was happening at Babel, and in Sodom and Gomorrah. etc. Now - I am certainly not saying God does not have foreknowledge - he most assuredly does!
However, some doctrinal views of ‘foreknowledge’ would have issues with this ...
There are several aspects to this "problem" which have been thoroughly explored in many places. Here is a summary.
The Problem with Gen 6:6
Benson states it this way:
Genesis 6:6. It repented the Lord, it grieved him at his heart —
Properly speaking, God cannot repent, Numbers 23:19, 1 Samuel
15:11-29; for he is perfectly wise and unchangeable in ...
What does this reveal about God?
"God is love" (1 John 4:8, 16).
"Love is patient, love is kind. ..." 1 Cor 13:4
God gave the wicked Amalekites a very long probation beginning at the time of the Exodus to the time of Esther - about 1000 years! God is very patient and kind!
It also reveals that king Saul, despite his boasts to the ...
Is God gaining any kind of new information about us by testing us?
No, not in terms of information data. It does not add to God's 'knowledge base'. He knows everything already even without a formal knowledge base.
The testing is done to increase our knowledge base so that we know what kind of characters we are. God tests us to perfect/mature us as in James 1:...