In Genesis 21:33 we discover that “the LORD is the Everlasting God.” This is a transcendent truth which goes beyond all that we are familiar with. The people we know, the bodies we inhabit, the possessions we own, the creation we see, even the experiences we have, do not last. They have a beginning and an end.
But not God! He is the Everlasting God! And the prophet Isaiah implies that we ought to know and continually keep this truth before our minds, “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary.” (Is 40:28)
The everlastingness of God is good news for His people. Because God is everlasting:
But what is good news for believers is tragic news for unbelievers. Because God is everlasting His judgment and wrath toward unrepentant, unbelieving sinners is also everlasting. (Mat 13:36-42; 22:1-13; 25:41, 46; Rev 20:7-15)
Sinner-friend, there is no need for you to live and die under God’s wrath. For God, in love, sent Jesus to live the life you couldn’t (sinless) and to die the death you should’ve. Then He raised Jesus from the dead, declaring Him to be the Son of God in power. Now God has promised forgiveness and eternal life to all who repent of their sins and believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t be unbelieving, but believe! The Everlasting God is waiting for you to turn to Him.
Chuck Cook is the pastor of Grace Bible Church - Rolla.