Before the Mountains Were Born
Before the Mountains Were Born
Psalm 90 is a prayer of Moses, the man of God. In this psalm Moses compares the short life of a man to God’s eternalness. In verses 1-2 Moses wrote,
LORD, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were born
Or You gave birth to the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
Moses is saying God has always existed. He is without beginning and without end. God existed before there was time and He exists through all time and beyond all time. Everything else has been created in a time frame and has a beginning, but, only God is without a beginning.
And so, He will always be LORD of lords, God of gods, and King of kings.
Because God is eternal and we are His beloved creation, God will always be our “dwelling place in all generations”. No matter what generation of people one was born in, God is their only real place of refuge and their hiding place. All people can go to the LORD for help and refuge. When we honor the LORD by trusting in Him alone, He will always be the refuge we need in times of trouble.
That should be of great comfort as we face our daily challenges, because our Creator dearly loves us and wants to help us. As John says in 1 John 4:16,
We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
Because God is our Creator and loves us, we can know for sure that He will always be our refuge. He alone is the dependable place we can go for help and He is always near, where ever we might be. From all eternity God has not changed.
That is why Hebrews 13:8-9 says,
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace.
Because God is the one and only eternal LORD of lords, it is wise on our part to not let the world influence us with its “varied and strange teachings”. Because God is eternal, we can depend on Him to strengthen us with His grace — so we won’t cave in to false teachings — but always lovingly stay strong in God’s truth.
Then as we rest in God, our Refuge, we will gladly say, “Hallelujah! We can always find peace and safety with our LORD.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.