What are some scriptures that support God being present everywhere?
God is present throughout his entire creation. Because he is Spirit () he can be anywhere all the time. At the beginning of creation, all three members of the Trinity took part in creating the universe.
God used his voice to speak creation into existence. The Holy Spirit hovers over the water (Genesis 1:2). And John tells us that Jesus was also present as a preexistent being, called the Logos, or Word (John 1:1-3).
Perhaps the best evidence is what David says as he speaks about God, “Where can I go from your presence? (Psalm 139:7). David makes the point throughout this Psalm that he cannot get away from God even in Sheol, the underworld of the dead or the grave.
Even in death God’s presence is there with humanity. He is with us no matter where we go because all of creation belongs to him. Being present everywhere doesn’t mean that he is a pantheistic God.
He does not dwell in all of creation itself. He is separate from his creation. Pantheists teach that God is in everything around us. The Christian God is not in all of his creation, existing as his creation, but he is all throughout his creation.
Here are some other scriptures (to name a few) that talk about God’s presence everywhere at the same time:
- 1 Kings 8:27
- Acts 17:24-25
- Amos 9:2-3
- Hebrews 4:13
- Deuteronomy 4:13
- Deuteronomy 10:14