The Expository Files


God Is Always

Another year is drawing to a close. The Bible says, “To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven…” (Eccl. 3:1). We live in a world of constant change. Time changes everything we can see and touch. The state of the world is different that what it was a decade ago. .. much different from what it was a century ago. What will it be like ten years from now?

Societies change. Dynasties and empires come and go. We are accustomed to seeing things change, and it seems as if everything is only temporary, but that is not the case at all. We are linked to Abraham and Moses; Deborah, David and Paul by one constant. Though we live in a different time, under a different government and on a different continent, we either build or fail to build our relationship with the very same God as these ancient men and women did.

The Scriptures affirm of God, “Of old Thou didst found the earth; and the heavens are the work of Thy hands. Even they all perish… but Thou art the same, and Thy years will not come to an end.” (Psa. 102:25-27).

Children have sometimes asked the question: “Who made God?” The answer is that God did not need to be “made” because there has never been a time in which he did not already exist! He will never cease to be. He is deserving of our trust because “the eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deut. 33:27).
By Jon W. Quinn
The Final Page
From Expository Files 18.12; December 2011