Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth or ever you had formed the earth in the world, from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.
– Psalm 90:1–2
Oh, what a majestic picture of the eternally glorious God, From everlasting to everlasting.
Psalm 90:1–2 Teaches Us About God’s Timeless Character
What does that mean? We don’t talk like that. From everlasting to everlasting. We say from beginning to end. But that’s just it, we can’t really talk that way about God because God has no beginning. How old is God is a holy inappropriate question. Doesn’t make sense. God is different from us. You and I had a beginning. There’s a day when we weren’t. But there was never a day when God wasn’t. God doesn’t have a beginning and he has no end. Verse three in the Psalm talks about how man returns to dust how we die, but God does not.
And then verse four in the Psalm starts talking about God and time, which will really give you a headache if you think about it, but the Bible teaches God as Lord over time. God exists beyond time. Isaiah 57:15 says that God inhabits eternity and God is unchanging throughout time. It’s part of what it means to say from everlasting to everlasting, God is God.
His attributes don’t change with time. Our attributes do change with time. The way we look changes over time. The way we think changes over time. We grow in knowledge. We change in skill. Not God. God is perfectly holy in all of his attributes throughout all time. Omniscient throughout all time. Omnipotent throughout all time. Loving throughout all time. This is really good news. We don’t ever have to worry about God changing for the worse. Who God is today is who God will be tomorrow.
Psalm 90:1–2 Teaches Us God is Unchanging
He will not change for the worst, and God never changes for the better, which we might think, “Well, it’s always good to be better at something, right?” No, not with God. Because if God changed for the better in some way, then that would mean God wasn’t the best possible being in the first place, and he is. God in all of his attributes is perfect at all times. So, this God who is from everlasting to everlasting, now make the connection with the start of verse one. He is our dwelling place. He is where we rest secure. God in God, the eternally glorious God. We have a home now and a home forever.
Sometimes when we pray the word, we just need to pause and praise God for the revelation of who he is that we see in His word. God, we praise you as the eternally glorious God. Lord over time, unchanging throughout time. God, you have no beginning. You have no end. From everlasting to everlasting, you are God and we worship you. We fear you. God, we honor you. We glorify you, and we rest in you.
We praise you as our security, as our home, as our dwelling place, that you are with us and we are with you. One day we will be with you perfectly free from sin and sorrow. We can’t wait for that day. Oh, God, we can’t wait for the day when we will be with you, free from sin and sorrow and death altogether. You’ll wipe every tear from our eyes. You are our hope, oh, God. Lord, you are our life. You are our joy. You are our peace. From everlasting to everlasting, you are our God and we worship you.
Praying for the Moor People
In God, we pray that you would make your glory known among all the nations of the earth. We pray specifically today for the Moor people of Mauritania and Senegal, no known believers specifically among the Moor in Senegal. God, we pray that the gospel would spread to them. You would cause the laborers to take the gospel to this Muslim people group in Senegal. And God, the disciples would be made and churches would be planted. That people through Jesus would come to know you, the everlasting God. Please, oh God, hear our prayers for the Moor of Senegal and answer them for your glory among them, that you might be their dwelling place. Oh God, we praise you and we pray all of this according to your word, your revelation of yourself in Psalm 90:1-2. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.