Discipleship Lesson # 10
God is everywhere
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
This lesson is pretty straight forward: God is everywhere. There is not a place where He is not. The psalm gives different extremes about where a person can go, but the understanding is still the same—God is there. If I go to heaven, God is there. If I go to hell, God is there. If I fly, He is there. If I swim in the deepest parts of the ocean, God is there. God is so big that His presence is everywhere. There is not a place you can go to run away from the presence of God: He is there. This should produce two results in us. The first result is fear. God’s presence should produce in us a healthy fear knowing that He is with us, always no matter what we do. He is there with us when we are watching television, movies, things on the internet, etc. This should make us have a holy fear that God is there. God is there when we sin, and knows all about it. It should produce fear in our lives. The second result that it should produce is gladness. For the believer in Jesus Christ, we have God always there with us to help us when we are hurting, to guide us when we are lost, and to comfort us when we are in pain. God is there.
God is always there with us, but do we always acknowledge that He is there? We need to remind ourselves each and every day that He is there with us. If you are not saved and going to heaven, the presence of God is there as a reminder that He is real and He is going to judge you according to your sin. All you need to do is put your trust in Christ for your salvation—that He did what you could not do in earning your salvation, that He died for your sins according to the Scripture and He rose again from the dead. If you put your trust and confidence in Jesus as your savior then you will be saved and the wrath of God will not abide on you. If you are saved and going to heaven, you should be more and more conscientious about God’s presence ever with you. He is there helping you not to sin. He is there to encourage you on your walk when the road is tough. He is there to uplift you when you are down. He is there. The more you realize that the less you will sin. The more you realize that the more you would want to do what is right. Be conscience of His presence with you today and your life will change for the better!