Attributes of God- Part 3

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Omnipresence


Many people have done things in secret, thinking that no one would ever find out. They've thought that they'd gotten away with something, which if anyone knew about, they'd get in a lot of trouble. There are others who are lonely and feel that no one is there who cares or wants to be around them. They think that they have no one to talk with and share their lives with. In both of these scenarios, a knowledge of the omnipresence of God might make them act and think differently.


I. Definition of God's Omnipresence


When we say that God is omnipresent, we mean that He is present everywhere at the same time. Every place in the universe is inhabited by our God. That means that we are never really alone. God is anywhere and everywhere we can be or imagine. He's even in places that man cannot go or has not been yet.


II. Scriptural Evidence of God's Omnipresence


It was King David who wrote in Psalm 139:

"Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, even there Your right hand will lay hold of me. If I say, 'Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, and the light around me will be night,' even the darkness is not dark to You, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You." (7-12).

And it was the prophet Jeremiah who quoted the Lord God as saying:

"Am I a God who is near", declares the Lord, "And not far off?" "Can a man hide himself in hiding places so I do not see him?" declares the Lord. Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?"

These passages are clear that our God is indeed omnipresent. He is a God who is near at hand.


Conclusion

What a comforting thought to know that no matter where we are, our God is right beside us. He is not an absentee deity who cannot be there when we most need Him. We can count on Him to be at our side, in any and every situation that we are going through. We are never left alone to fend for ourselves.

But, as implied in the introduction, we cannot hide anything from Him either. It should make us pause before we do anything and ask ourselves: "Is this pleasing to God?" And, if God were sitting right beside us every moment of every day, would we do anything differently? Well, the truth is, God is there and he knows everything that we're doing.

A knowledge of the omnipresence of God should affect our lives. He is always there whether we acknowledge it or not. What a wonderful and mighty God we serve!



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GodTalk 4 years ago from Kentwood, Michigan Author

Thank you Christinme for reading and for your gracious comments...God bless you.


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Christinme 4 years ago

your hub is such a reminder of Gods promise never to forsake us or leave us. He is every where as you say and sees everything. Many " Christians" fprget this and feel forsaken and lonely when there is no need. We put the gap between God and ourselves sometimes . I have been guilty of this in the past. God also can see everywhere including into our souls and hearts . I thank God that you are a spirit filled Christian and not merely a religious soul hiding behind the bible. Amen, be encouraged.


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GodTalk 4 years ago from Kentwood, Michigan Author

Lifegate: Your comments are always appreciated!


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Yes, how comforting to know our God is always with us. Thanks for some more "straight on" doctrine.


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GodTalk 4 years ago from Kentwood, Michigan Author

Thanks Civil War Bob. Our God is indeed greater than anyone or anything we can encounter in this life, or the next. God bless!


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Civil War Bob 4 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

Good hub, GT...voted up and interesting. Not only does God "have our back," but "greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world!" Enjoy your day. Oh, got here Hopping.


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GodTalk 4 years ago from Kentwood, Michigan Author

Thanks Dave for your comments. You're right. People may be able to get away with a lot on this earth, but still have to face the ultimate judge of the universe. He is a righteous judge who will not allow the guilty to go unpunished.


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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Many people do forget that even if no human is witnessing a wrong doing, God is ever present and is a witness to all.

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