The LORD, you have been our dwelling place in all generations, 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. Psalm 90:1, 2
You and I are made up of matter, we occupy space, and are subject to time. I was born in 1961 and someday I will die, I hope it isn’t someday soon. We have a beginning and eventually we have an end. My father was born on Sept 5, 1901 and died in January 5, 1980. He had a beginning and an end. The Bible tells us earth had a beginning, it began when God created it and the Bible foretells it will be recreated someday.
We are finite beings. We have a beginning and an end. We take up space and are made of matter and are subject to time. But Moses in the first two verses of Psalms 90 tells us that even before there was a beginning to this world, there was God. God transcends mater and space and time because the Bible teaches that God is “Omnipresent”.
Jesus hinted of this in John 4:24 when He said, “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
It is a concept our finite minds cannot comprehend. Therefore, we must accept by faith what God has told us about Himself. After all, once the redeemed get to heaven, it will take an eternity of time to learn all there is to know about God, but even then, there will be more to learn.
Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12
In Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Solomon has been describing the Christian walk. He starts the passage by saying, “Two are better then one, because they have a good reward for their labor.” He then goes on to say that should one fall, the other is there to pick him up. When it is cold, two are able to keep each other warm. Solomon asks the question, “if one is alone, how can he keep warm alone?”
Solomon then states that a man standing alone can be overpowered by another, but two can better withstand him who attacks. Yet as strong as two are against one, how much more powerful are three when united.
Separately three pieces of string may be broken with ease, but when twisted into one cord, they cannot be broken so readily.
Solomon is pointing out to the Christian today, that when we stand alone against the tempter, we are easily overpowered. But when we stand with a friend there is strength in the two. But to really have a chance to withstand the temptation of sin, then our life needs to be twisted into a cord. It is through the sacrifice of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit that when we combine out lives with these two strong cords then Satan will never break us.
Isaiah had been given a glimpse of the heavenly throne room. While there he saw the splendor, the un-describable beauty and then heard the angels singing, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” When the LORD spoke, the room shook, and smoke filled the room.
Isaiah response is seen in verse 5 or Isaiah chapter 6: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Became I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King the LORD of hosts.” Isaiah saw his need for a Saviour.
In our lifetime most of us will not have the same privilege as Isaiah. We will not be given the chance to look into the throne room of God until Christ returns at His second coming.
Or do we? One of the names given to Jesus is Emanuel which means “God with us.” Then by looking upon the life of Jesus, as recorded in four gospels, they reveal to us through Jesus‘ life the true character of God the Father.
When we look upon the life of Christ, we then see our need of Christ to live within our hearts and share our knowledge of God to others.