Where is God?

Source Name: 
The Doctrine of God (p.18)
Source Author: 
Herman Bavinck

"The same God who in his revelation limits himself, as it were, to definite places, occasions, and persons, is, nevertheless, exalted infinitely high above the whole realm of nature and every creature. Even in those parts of Scripture which stress his temporal and local manifestation the idea of his exaltation and omnipotence is not wanting: the Lord who walks in the garden is the Creator of heaven and earth. The God who appears to Jacob determines the future. Although the God of Israel dwells in the midst of His people in the house which Solomon builds for him, yet even the heaven of heavens cannot contain him (1Kings 8:27). He reveals himself in nature, and lives along with his people, as it were; but at the same time he is the Incomprehensible (Job 26:14; 36:26; 37:5), the Incomparable (Isaiah 40:18, 25; 46:5), the One who is exalted infinitely above time and space and every creature (Isaiah 40:12; 41:4; 44:6; 48:12)… To summarize: throughout the entire Old Testament these two elements are found side by side: (a) ‘God dwelleth with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit,’ and (b) he is at the same time ‘the High and Lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy’ (Isaiah 57:15)."


Daily Proverb

Proverbs 20:18

Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.