“Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, You are God!” – Psalm 90:2

There was a time, if ‘time’ it could be called, when God dwelt all alone. There was no heaven where His glory is now particularly manifested. There was no earth to engage His attention. There were no angels to hymn His raises. There was no universe to be upheld by the word of His power. There was nothing, no one—but God; and that, not for a day, a year, or an age–but “from eternity.”

During eternity past, God was alone:

self-contained,
self-sufficient,
self-satisfied;
in need of nothing.

Had a universe, or angels, or human beings been necessary to Him in any way–they would have been called into existence from all eternity. The creating of them added nothing to God essentially. He does not change (Mal. 3:6), therefore His essential glory can be neither augmented nor diminished.

“Before Him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by Him as worthless and less than nothing.” Isaiah 40:17

– A. W. Pink

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