God Has Always Existed
Read Psalm Chapter 90
Ps 90:2 Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God.
We have a difficult time understanding that God has always been – that He has no beginning. Our finite minds simply don’t have the capacity to comprehend that something or someone has always been. I would imagine that there are many Atheists who have rejected God because of this problem. Mankind wants to understand everything. That kind of curiosity is what has brought men to explore and discover many of the secrets of our earth, solar system, and universe. However, when the subject explored is God the Creator, the primary tool which man must employ is faith. There are obviously those who cannot will themselves to go there.
Those who have rejected the idea that God created everything and set it into motion have another problem for which they have no answer. In their attempt to explain how all this came to be, they theorize that everything came from a “big bang,” an explosion which signaled the beginning of all the parts of the universe. What they haven’t explained as yet, is, “how did the energies which were present before the big bang come to exist?” No matter how far back the evolutionists go there is something which existed before the events which occurred in their earliest theory. In order for the evolutionists to be correct, sometime in the earliest part of history, something had to come from nothing. In their minds, something always had to exist and they cannot figure out how that is possible. They look for an explainable beginning which does not include a Creator.
How can this affect those of us who have placed our faith in the fact that God created all which exists? We who have trouble understanding the concept that God has always existed can compare that to our understanding of matter. If mankind cannot know when the first particles of matter began, it gives us somewhat of a proof that God created it all. It gives us proof that the evolutionists will never be able to explain the beginning of material matter. It makes is easier for us to place faith in our Lord. Our minds should have no problem believing the truth from this passage from Psalm 90.
He is from everlasting to everlasting! He has always been and He will always be. We don’t have to understand, we just have to know it’s true because God said it.
As far as relating to our SSA issues there isn’t much application, but we will stretch a bit to get there. We have placed our faith in God’s promise that He will give us a better life than the one we have pursued or have wanted to pursue. When we believe in Christ, we are required to trust in what He says. We are required to believe things we will never understand as long as we possess these earthly bodies. Finally, as we look around us and see all the mistakes which mankind has made, just in our lifetimes, we can easily see that man’s wisdom is not trustworthy. It makes it easier to trust in the One who created everything.
One of the wisest men whom God ever created said this:
Ecc 7:24 Whatever wisdom may be, it is far off and most profound—who can discover it? 25 So I turned my mind to understand, to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things and to understand the stupidity of wickedness and the madness of folly.
Ecc 7:29 This only have I found: God made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes.” 8.1Who is like the wise man? Who knows the explanation of things?
Prayer: Thank You for giving us the ability to trust in You, and to believe the impossible. Thank You for showing us how untrustworthy the wisdom of man is. Thank You for promising us a better life, eternal life, than the one we were pursuing. We love You, Lord.