God is near

Psalm 145: 18 The LORD is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.

Sometimes when studying theology and God, we sometimes have a way of talking about God in lofty philosophical terms that strongly emphasize His transcendence. It is true that God is transcendent over His creation. There are facets of God that we will never understand because we are finite creatures bound by time and space. God on the other hand is infinite and is not bound by time or space. God is also immutable and does not lack in anything. God has every quality in himself in infinite capacity therefore God is not in need of anything. God does need us to give Him anything. Furthermore we have nothing to give Him which we have not first been given. With all of that said, it is so nice to know that God is not some far off God of only transcendence but that He is near. Psalm 145 is a Psalm of praise to God. It speaks of His majesty and power but then starting in verse 14 but specifically in verse 18, we are taught that God is near to all who call on Him. God is close and personal. He stands ready to hear our cries and pleas. Because God is so great and His kingdom is full of power, then God is able to do something about our cries. It is amazing to think that the God who controls the tides and the winds is never further than a prayer away from those who have trusted Him.

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One thought on “God is near

  1. I wish this were true!

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