What in your life do you take for granted? I have a reliable car, so I pretty much take for granted that it will start when I need it to. If nothing else, you probably expected that chair you just sat in to hold you up. What about God? This week we’ll use Chris Tomlin’s song ”Always” to meditate on an important attribute of God we may not think about very much.
Follow along as I explore God’s eternal nature this week.
In this week’s episode, I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Explore a theme in Scripture
- Define words
- Meditate on God
- Exploring the idea that God is eternal
- Exploring truths or ideas about God repeated throughout Scripture that provides the foundation for our beliefs (theology & doctrine)
- Utilizing a trusted outside source like Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology – Amazon Paid Link
- Scriptures that reflect God’s eternality – Psalm 90:2, Job 26:26
- Recognizing the clearer we see our Creator, the clearer we can see ourselves
- Westminster Catechism’s answer to the question ”What is God?”
- Defining infinite, eternal, and unchangeable
- Discovering God’s eternality impacts every aspect of Who He is
- The eternality of God’s Word – Isaiah 40:6-8, 1 Peter 1: 22-24
- How God and His Word are one and the same – John 1:1-2
- Paul’s doxology in Romans 16:25-27
We’re basically trying to define an infinite God, but learning about and thinking on the attributes of God will only serve to draw us closer to Him.
Enjoy the official lyric video of this week’s song below.
More Than a Song Playlist
- Lyrics – NewReleaseToday.com
- Story behind the song ”Always” by Chris Tomlin – YouTube Video
- What Does it Mean That God is Eternal? – GotQuestions.org Article
- The Eternality and Aseity of God – The Gospel Coalition Essay
- The Doctrine of God – Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem – Amazon Paid Link
Explore God’s attribute of being eternal and use our song to help you rehearse that idea all week. If you’re not sure where in Scripture to start you can head over to some of the areas we discussed today like Isaiah 40, 1 Peter 1, Psalm 90, or Psalm 102. As you’re reading, identify the characteristics of our eternal God you see there. You can also use some of the articles you will find in the show notes to inspire your study.