Welcome to Day 4 of our 31 Attributes of God series! If you missed a day, you can find all of our posts right here. Be sure to grab the accompanying free printable here (no email address required!) and join us for today's study!
"Our God, You reign forever,
Our hope, our strong deliverer.
You are the Everlasting God,
The Everlasting God,
You do not faint, You won't grow weary!"
-Chris Tomlin, Everlasting God
I've always found it fascinating that other world religions put their faith in dead people. Muhammad is gone; Gandhi has passed away; Joseph Smith has died. But Christianity is so vastly different. We place our trust in the living, Eternal God, who was and is and is to come, who has no beginning and no end, who will never die. Yes, Jesus Christ was crucified and died, but He rose again!!
The lyrics above come from Isaiah 40:28 - "Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable" (NKJV, emphasis added).
When we put our faith in God, we're not placing our trust in an object that has no lasting value. Nor are we putting our hope in someone who has perished. No, when we place our faith in the One True God, we are trusting in the Everlasting God, the One who does not grow weak or weary, who will never die, who is Eternal.
God has no beginning and isn't bound by time. He has no end. He truly is the Alpha and Omega (see Revelation 22:13).
I find it fascinating that the online dictionary lists "abiding" and "infinite" as synonyms for everlasting. The Bible talks much about abiding forever with the Lord, a concept that combines abiding (remaining durable) in God's presence forever:
Psalm 61:4 - "I will abide in your tabernacle forever" (NKJV).
Psalm 61:7 - "He shall abide before God forever" (NKJV).
Psalm 119:90 - "Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides" (NKJV).
Our Heavenly Father's everlasting nature means that we who are saved will be with Him eternally in Heaven. Doesn't that bring so much comfort? While there is so much sorrow here on Earth, we can look forward to the eternal comfort of Heaven spent with our Everlasting God!
Today's Assignment: What does God's everlasting attribute mean to you? How does it give you hope? Write down your thoughts on the free printable that goes with our Attributes study!