CLAIM: Critics claim that the God of the Bible isn’t truly omniscient, because passages like these show him with human features.
RESPONSE: When it says “God remembered,” this doesn’t mean that God has a foggy memory. Instead, in the biblical sense, it means that God chooses to act. For instance, when God remembered Noah, it meant that “God caused a wind to pass over the earth” (Gen. 8:1). When God remembered Hannah, it meant that he helped her with pregnancy (1 Sam. 1:19). Likewise, the problem with the dead is not their ability to remember, but their ability to act (Ps. 6:5). This is just anthropomorphic language that the inspired author used to describe God.