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Be Still

To the best of your ability, get rid of all distractions. Take a couple of minutes to breathe deeply, to quiet yourself in the Lord’s presence. Then, prayerfully ask the Lord to speak to you in this time and let Him know that you will be listening and will make whatever adjustments He will reveal to you.

Today’s Bible Reading:

Jeremiah 39:1–41:18
2 Timothy 1:1-18
Psalms 90:1–91:16
Proverbs 26:1-2

Listen to the Lord

Slowly and reflectively read the following verses and listen to what God will say to you through them. Then, consider writing down any insights He reveals to you.

Psalm 90:2 (NLT): “Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.”

Reflections from Scripture:

Psalm 90:2 is a special verse that we should keep in the forefront of our minds.

The God that we love and serve has always existed. “Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world…” God was already in existence.

In fact, the Bible simply begins with the assumption of God’s existence. “In the beginning, God…” (Genesis 1:1). As Moses wrote Genesis, empowered and directed by the Holy Spirit, he didn’t seek to prove God’s existence. He simply stated it as a foregone conclusion. God was already here.

But Psalm 90:2 doesn’t just look to eternity past – it also looks to eternity future. “Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God” (emphasis mine). God has always existed and always will exist.

Our minds cannot comprehend this. We cannot fathom a God who has never had a starting point. We are so limited by our time-conscious thinking that we cannot conceive of a God who is eternal in His existence.

But, God’s Word has said it, and as Jesus-followers, we must believe it. Besides, this conviction can bring us so much comfort!

  • God is the One Constant in the universe as the One who always has and always will exist. When everything else in our life and world seems to be in chaos, God remains the same. In this, we can take comfort.
  • God’s eternality speaks of His infinite power. Sure, He has always existed, but the conviction that He will always exist makes it clear that He will overpower anyone and anything that would oppose Him. So, He is certainly powerful enough to handle anything that comes into our life. This is another reason for our internal comfort.
  • God’s eternality pictures Him waiting for us to enter that eternality with Him. While we had a point in time when we came into existence, we will always exist in the future. For those who have trusted in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life, our eternal existence will be with our God, who will live together with us forever. This speaks of our future comfort … forever.

Take heart, my friend. You serve no wimpy God. You serve a God whose very eternal existence testifies to so many other wonderful truths. Rest in God’s eternality and all of the other wonderful truths that stem from it to find great comfort.

So, trust Him today. Whatever you are going through, “He’s got this.”

Spend Time in Prayer

Lord Jesus, thank You for Your Word that allows me to learn more about You. After all, I can’t enjoy a relationship with You if I don’t learn more about You. So, as I read my Bible, please enable me to learn more about who You are and what You are like. Then, as I enjoy You more, let me also find such great comfort in serving such a wonderful, eternal God. I pray this in Your Name, Amen.

Matt Ellis is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Polk City, Florida (fbcpolkcity.com). His latest book is God’s Grace in the Real World. Connect with him on FacebookTwitter, or LinkedIn.

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