Omnipresent

I was asked my opinion on the omnipresence of God.

I could have stated “I believe it” and be done. But does my believe support what the Bible says. Again I could state “Yes it does” but that doesn’t show how.

Omnipresent means everywhere at the same time; that God is present no matter where you are. It is one of the three attributes of God alone – omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent. The latter two meaning all knowing and all powerful.

What does the Bible say? I can tell you it just doesn’t come out and say “God is omnipresent!” but does indicate that ability through scripture.

I’ll start with Psalm 139 where David knew that God was with him no matter where he may be.

He asked the same question,

Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? Ps 139:7

The answer,

If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. Ps 139:8

Whereas people can hide in the night; sneak around in the dark and conceal themselves in the shadows, David said,

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You. Ps 139:11-12

David wrote of his own conception and growth in the womb –

My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, Ps 139:15

You may ask if David is the only writer of the Bible that indicates that God is omnipresent.

One is enough, however Jesus also indicates the omnipresence of God.

Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. Matt 10:29

This verse supports that God is present with the sparrow that falls to the ground and that He knows about it.

Yes, I believe that God is omnipresent and the Bible does too!

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