When Is the Beginning of God?

Biblical Authority Devotional: God’s Character, Part 2

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How can any human being even consider the possibility of something or someone always simply being?

Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” ( Psalm 90:2)

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Today’s big question: when is the beginning of God?

How can any human being even consider the possibility of something or someone always simply being? Where did God come from? When did He begin? If God truly is the authority over all, He must certainly be the Author of all. But how do we, with our human minds, even begin to comprehend such a concept? The answer, of course, is we can’t. But isn’t that exactly the point? We have human minds. There is a vast difference between us and God (Isaiah 55:9). If we could truly understand what it is to be limitless, we wouldn’t be human.

In Revelation 21:6, we are told that God is the Beginning and the End. When we read similar verses, we have to come to the logical conclusion that it is impossible for human comprehension to measure the un-measurable.

So when is the beginning of God? The answer is the same as was told to Moses at the burning bush. God is (the I Am). He simply is and has always been.

Let us think for a moment about matter. The Bible tells us that God created all matter in the entire universe (Colossians 1:16). If we reject the notion of an eternal God, the only other possibility is to accept the notion of eternal matter. Is this not the same dilemma? The only two choices are eternal God or eternal matter.1 However, Christians have something that matter cannot provide: a confirmable historical account that claims to be the Word of God, which, in fact, states that God is the eternal limitless One and the Creator of all things.

So when we come to God’s Word, we can come with an expectation. There is One who is wiser than all of us (Colossians 2:3) and not bound by our limitations of time (in fact, God is the Creator of time, Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1-3). When studying the Bible in regard to the past, present, or future, we come with the expectation that there is One who logically claims to know all and is existent from everlasting to everlasting (Isaiah 46:10). Since the Bible is not written from the will of men but from God, it is entirely consistent on subjects like eternity.

Today’s big idea: only a limitless God can tell us of the origin of all matter and an everlasting future.

What to Pray: Praise God in total humility that He is God and acknowledge that you are not, and thank Him for being gracious.


  1. Some may try to say multiple gods for eternity or time/space but the concept here is still these two options.


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