The 139th Psalm is King David’s praise of the attributes of God, and he explicitly names three areas where God is infinitely and eternally present: In heaven, on earth, and in hell. God’s presence in heaven means He has transcendence; He is far above and beyond us. God’s presence on earth means He has immanence; He is close to and active with His people. God’s presence in hell means He has vengeance; His judgement and wrath are persistent and eternal in condemnation of Satan and his worshipers. In all three of these, the omnipresence of God is a great comfort to believers and a warning to the unbeliever.
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John Calvin writes, “true and sound wisdom consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” If we don’t know who God is, we can never truly know ourselves. Having a right understanding of who God is as He presents Himself in Scripture is paramount for understanding ourselves.