Section 1: God
Week 1: God is Great
Day 5: God is Present Everywhere
We’ve seen that God is omnipotent (all-powerful) and omniscient (all-knowing). He is also omnipresent. That means he is present everywhere all at once (Jer. 23:23-24, Ps. 139:7-10). It’s important to get something clear when we say that. God is not present everywhere at once because he’s really big and takes up a lot of space. As the creator of space and time, God existed before space did.
God Isn’t Limited by Space
That means, unlike us, God doesn’t have spatial dimensions. So it’s incorrect to think of him in spatial terms. Human beings have physical bodies and our physical bodies can only occupy one particular piece of space at any given time. But God doesn’t have a physical body. He is pure spirit (John 4:24). Without spatial constraints, God’s presence isn’t confined to any particular location. And that’s a very good thing for us.
That Means He Is Always There for Us
We’ve already said God is all-knowing and all-powerful. Both good things in their own right. In theory, however, God’s knowledge and power could still fail us if he weren’t around for some reason when we needed him. People regularly disappoint us in that way. But we never have to worry about that with God. Because he doesn’t have a physical body, God doesn’t have spatial limitations like we do. As a result, he is everywhere at once. That means, in every situation we face, he is always there to do what he knows is best.
How has the discussion of God’s greatness this week shaped the way you view your relationship with him?
Make a list of any changes you believe God is prompting you to make.