The Apple Of God's Eye

July 5, 2010

Why Is God Called The "Eternal?"

Filed under: God — melchia @ 2:49 pm

Why is God called the “Eternal?” When He introduced Himself to Moses, He revealed His name to be “I Am That I Am.” (Exod. 3:13-15). That means God has always existed and always will exist.

God was here for an eternity before anything else existed (Psalm 90:1-2). Can you imagine a thousand years going by as one day? (Psalm 90:4). God definitely sees time differently than we do. He “inhabits” eternity (Isaiah 57:15) — He isn’t bound by time. That means He can even reverse time, as shown in scripture.

It’s hard to imagine such a thing because as physical beings, we are bound to time and our own time on earth is extremely short. We are all like little children compared to the Eternal and need to be humble before Him (Rev. 1:8).

God Corrects The Emotionally Immature Christian!

Filed under: Emotions — melchia @ 2:33 pm
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God doesn’t want us whining and moaning about things, so we have to watch what comes out of our mouths.”Murmurings” means grumbling or complaining (Phil. 2:14).

This type of attitude shows an emotional immaturity and anciently, the Israelites were punished for doing exactly that (Numb. 14:27-29, I Cor. 10:10). Be content with what you have, and if you have a request, make it politely.

What we say reveals a lot about ourselves, with the book of James describing our words as either sweet water or bitter (Jam. 3:8-12). Do we say nice things to some people and mean things to another? That’s not right (Matt. 12:34-35).

Our words reveal the state of our heart (or mind). If evil words come out, then it shows there is evil in your heart that you need to get rid of. A good conversation shows wisdom (Jam. 3:13-16).

Do you fight and argue? That also doesn’t come from God. Learn to recognize whether what you say is wrong and evil, or right and good (Jam. 3:17-18). Controlling our emotions and making peace with all men, despite what confronts us, produces the fruit of righteousness.

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