Even the most influential and powerful person in the world can only be in one place at one time. But that ‘is not true of God. Jehovah is an omnipresent being, i.e., His presence is in all places at all times. In Jeremiah 23:24, we read, ‘”Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?’ says the LORD; ‘Do I not fill heaven and earth?’ says the LORD.” The obvious answer to these questions is that there is nowhere we can hide from the LORD because He does indeed fill heaven and earth.
King David likewise asked of God, “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?” (Psa. 139:7). Again we see that we cannot escape from God’s presence because He is everywhere at all times.
While this is a difficult concept to fully understand, the knowledge of God’s omnipresence teaches us two practical lessons. First, we can take comfort in knowing that, as faithful Christians, God is always with us wherever we are. Second, it ought to help us resist temptation knowing that God is always watching us! Hebrews 4:13 reminds us, “And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” Are you ready to give account of your life to God?
Travis L. Quertermous
Dexter Church of Christ