The God That Lives In Eternity

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy;

Whenever I think of the eternity of God, I go to Psalm 57:15 where the psalmist tells us that God inhabits eternity. What exactly does that mean? There can actually be two different meanings to this.

1.) God can move freely through time.

2.) God dwells in, for lack of better phrase, all time.

There is no Hebrew word for time and the word translated eternity in Psa. 57:15 is “ad” meaning, “Perpetuity, forever, continuing future” This word is very similar to our word for Lord, which means “He who is.” Moses in his psalm portrays this when he sang, “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” (Psalm 90:2) Notice the present tense in the phrase, “Thou art God.” In the New Testament Jesus confirms this in John’s Gospel when speaking to the Pharisees who were trying to trip him up, asking if He was greater than Abraham, Jesus responded, “Before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:58) This is what Sister Rhoda Webb meant when she wrote in her song, “His name is I Am and not I was.” What greater way can we describe the eternity of God?