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God's omnipresence

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  • 1. The Attributes of God ~ His Omnipresence Intro: God is Present Everywhere at once. Psalm 139: 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. Jeremiah 23:24 Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?" declares the LORD. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?" declares the LORD. Observation: t Carefully read and reread the text. t Note all persons, nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs. conjunctions & articles. t Ask: Who? What? When? Where? How? & Why? Find answers in the text, only! t Note and mark key words and ideas, as well as their relationships with one another. Note and mark t Where God is. Psalm 139:8-9 t Where God fills. Jeremiah 23:24 Interpretation: Psalm 139 What is the answer to the Psalmist’s questions in verse 7? ________________________________________________________ What is the Psalmist’s point in verse 8? ___________________________ ________________________________________________________ Where is the ‘dawn’ and ‘far side of the sea’ for the Psalmist? ___________ ________________________________________________________ What is his conclusion in verse 10? ______________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Jeremiah 23:24 What is the answer to God’s first question? _______________ What is the answer to God’s second question? ______________________ What point is God making about Himself in this verse? ________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ 49 Note: David masterfully uses the allegorical language of poetry to convey spiritual truths. He introduces the subject of God’s presence with two rhetorical questions, both answerable by the same response ‘no where’. He then conveys the truth of God’s omnipresence by referring to the ultimate height (the heavens) and depth in verse 8, and the farthest easterly (dawn) and westerly points (the other side of the Mediterranean Sea) from his perspective. In essence, God is present everywhere to guide and keep him. Note: The context of this verse is God’s rebuke of false prophets who have misled Israel. He ominously assures them that they will not be able to hide from Him for He fills ‘heaven and earth’! This verse conveys the terrifying aspect to God’s Omnipresence. © 2003 The Discipleship Ministry www.BibleStudyCD.com
  • 2. Application Principles: In light of what you have learned, what Truths or Principles are taught in these texts about God’s Omnipresence? Application Practicals: y t __________________________________ In light of these Truths & Principles, what will you do to apply them to your life today? __________________________________ y __________________________________ t __________________________________ __________________________________ y t __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ t __________________________________ __________________________________ y __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ y __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ t __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ Write out a verse from above that you would like From what you learned, how is God different from _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ to memorize and/or meditate upon: His creation and/or creatures? Final Note: The Omnipresence of God is both reassuring and terrifying. For the faithful, it is a comforting truth in times of peril and need. But for the disobedient, God’s Presence is a terrifying thought, for there is no where to run and no where to hide from God’s omnipresent gaze. God is Omnipresent He is present everywhere at once! 50 © 2003 The Discipleship Ministry www.BibleStudyCD.com

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