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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Where Did God Come From?”
Where did God come from? This may be the best answer. “He came from nowhere. He always was and will always be.”
I think the Lord Himself answered the question best when He called Moses to deliver Israel from their Egyptian bondage.
Moses asked, “When I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” (Exodus 3:13)
The Lord replied, “‘I AM WHO I AM.’ And He said, ‘Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14)
In the Hebrew language, “I AM,” is the word, “Ehyeh,” which means “existed.” God was declaring his independence from everything, including time and space. He is the self-existent one.
In essence, God has no origin. This is something totally foreign to our limited and finite mindset, because in our minds for something to exist it must have been created, but God never was created, He always was. In our minds whatever exists must have had a cause, but nothing else caused God, God is self-caused.
Humanity, unfortunately, is quite uncomfortable with this whole idea of God being self-existent and self-caused because He is not only beyond our ability to comprehend, but also, He isn’t dependent upon humanity for His being.
So how can we possibly benefit from this little piece of theology about the self-existence of God?
We have been created in the image and likeness of God and therefore we are completely and totally dependent upon Him for our being as the Apostle Paul said, “For in him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)
If we ever get to that point where we stop believing in God, that God doesn’t exist, or that God has a cause, then we have no purpose and no existence.
God is the great ‘I AM’!
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