God is Everywhere? So What? (part 1)

The world objects to the omnipresence of God: they cannot see Him.  Long ago Jesus observed, “Whom the world cannot receive because they see Him not” (John 14:17).

But it’s easy to reply, “Can you see the wind?”  You cannot.  But do you deny its existence or presence?  You say, “But I can perceive it with my other senses.”  But which of your senses do you perceive your soul?  Do you deny the existence of the soul?  Yet it cannot be seen.  God is spirit as is our souls.  Consequently, “Him no man has seen or can see” with eyes of flesh and blood.

So if God is in fact in every place, so what?

  1. Godly fear: We should labor continually to acknowledge his presence “with reverence and godly fear” (Hebrews 12:28).  This is not the fear of demons who believe and tremble but the fear of angels which bows before God veiling their eyes.
  2. Right living:  If we believe that God is near our bed and about our drive and sees all our ways, then take care not to do the least thing, not to speak the least word, not to indulge the least thought that you think would offend him.
  3. Faithfully serving: If you are called (we all are!) to serve under the great captain of your salvation, and you see yourself continually under the eye of your captain, how zealous you should be to “fight the good fight of faith, and lay hold on eternal life,” (1 Timothy 6:12) and “to endure hardship as good soldiers of Jesus Christ” (2 Timothy 2:3).

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