Yesterday we heard God say he is unique, in a class all by himself. Today we focus on one aspect of his uniqueness, the fact that he is eternal.
“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”Psalm 90:2
There is no way we can grasp that “from everlasting to everlasting” God was God. There never was a time when he didn’t exist.
God has no beginning and has no end. He has always existed.
He has always existed—as God. He didn’t progress and become God. He never existed as anything less than God. “From everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”
There’s no way we can comprehend this. We can’t wrap our minds around a Being who has always existed and will always exist. We can only understand things which have a beginning and an end.
But “from everlasting to everlasting” describes God. This fact alone makes him completely different from us, in a class by himself. Nobody or nothing else has existed “from everlasting to everlasting”.
This alone should inspire awe in us. What makes us even more awe-struck, however, is the fact that not only is he everlasting; so also is his love. Speaking through his prophet the Lord said,
“Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love.”Jeremiah 31:3
There is nothing more comforting than this! God will never quit loving us. His love is eternal.
No matter how badly we have failed, no matter how terribly we have sinned, we can go to God for forgiveness. And he forgives us because, in his everlasting love, he punished Jesus in our place, for our sins.
The tragedy is that many people, because they can’t understand such great love, think they first must appease God before he will forgive them. So, they work tirelessly trying to qualify themselves for his favor. But they will never be able to do enough. If they could, God never would have had to punish Jesus in their place.
Friends, see how great God is! See that he is everlasting. See that his love is everlasting. Be filled with awe and respond to him with praise and thanksgiving.
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