The God Who Is Self-Existent

God, you are the God who is self-existent, and you depend on nothing.

You exist because it is your nature to exist. You’re the God who calls himself Yahweh, which means “I Am Who I Am.”

You are Creator, and not created. Your Word says, “Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”

God, you are the God who is self-existent, and you depend on nothing.

You don’t need people. You tell us, “You are not served by human hands, as if you needed anything.” You didn’t create us out of loneliness and need of company. You created us because you’re creative. Before time, you enjoyed the company you shared in the Trinity, as Jesus said, “Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.”

No one can give you anything, because everything is yours. You once asked, “Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.” No one can teach you anything, because everything is yours to know, as you also asked, “Who can fathom the Spirit of the Lord, or instruct the Lord as his counselor? Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge, or showed him the path of understanding?”

God, you are the God who is self-existent, depending on nothing, and yet… and yet you have determined that people are meaningful. We are a source of joy and delight for you. “The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

God, you are the God who is self-existent, depending on nothing, and I find my greatest significance in your consideration of me.

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2 thoughts on “The God Who Is Self-Existent

  1. MishaBurnett

    When Moses asked God who He was, God replied with a statement that only He could say, “I am because I am.” That is, all other things in the universe are derivative, they exist because something caused them to exist.

    God alone has no antecedent. God causes all other things to exist, but is uncaused. This makes my brain hurt if I think about it too much. Some things we can apprehend, but not comprehend.

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