READING: Psalms 89-90, Romans 14
“Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, You are God.”
Think about who God is, and it’s far beyond us. He has always existed. That is, He has no beginning; He’s just always been here. He is from “eternity to eternity” – a space of time that is simply immeasurable (Psalm 90:2). God is so much greater than we are that it might seem He is rightly unreachable. He had another plan, though. He so loved us that He set in motion a plan to come Himself to earth to die so that we might become His children. In light of God’s covenant love for His people, then, His lovingkindness and faithfulness echo throughout this psalm; righteousness and justice “are the foundation of Your [His] throne” (Psalm 90:14).
We who have only a brief life span in comparison to God’s eternal reign sometimes find it almost unfathomable to think about His eternality. Here’s how the psalmist described this truth: “Lord, You have been our refuge in every generation. Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, You are God” (Psalm 90:1-2). The One who had been their refuge – their personal God – was the one who “gave birth” to creation, including the earth and the mountains that rise from it. He spoke it all into existence, yet He still loves us so intimately that He is our refuge. The Creator of all is also our Redeemer and King.
One proper response is to sing our gratitude to Him—a song that could continue forever. In fact, he is worthy of our songs of praise simply because He is. We need no reason to praise Him other than the fact that He is God and we’re not. May we find full satisfaction in Him and His deep love for us.
- Listen to the hymn, “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past” – a song inspired by Psalm 90. Read the psalm, and then compare the words.
- Throughout the day, praise God for being our loving Father.
PRAYER: “Thank You, God, for loving me. You are from eternity to eternity, yet You know me by name. I say it again, God, ‘Thank You!’”
TOMORROW’S READING: Psalms 91-93, Romans 15:1-13