Wisdom's Corner

Almost everyone would like to live for a long time. In fact, many people think they would like to live forever. Over the centuries of time, there have been stories and legends about things that could make one live forever. One famous story is about the Fountain of Youth. It was said that if a person drank the water from this fountain that they would live forever.

Today people will spend lots of money to try to make themselves live longer. Companies spend millions of dollars every year trying to discover new drugs that will help us live longer.

Many science fiction stories and movies have characters in the story that have lived for very, very long times. There was one television series that had certain space creatures who supposedly had lived for millions of years.

But there is someone who has lived for a very long time. In fact, this person has lived forever. This person was never born. He has always been alive. Time means nothing to this person. He will never die. He will never get old.

This person is God. One of the believed meanings of the name Jehovah is "the self existent one". It means existence. That means that God's name of Jehovah tells us that He exists and has always existed. There was no beginning nor will there ever be an ending of Him.

God tells Moses that no one before Moses had known this name of God (Exodus 6:3). This name was told to Moses because of Moses relationship to God with the Mosaical law. Moses would bring God's people out of slavery and to the land of Canaan. Remember when God appeared to Moses in the burning bush? When Moses asked who he was to tell the Israelites sent him, God said tell them I Am That I Am sent him. In other words, the one who had always existed sent him.

If we obey God we can one day live with Him in heaven. I want to live with the One who has always lived. I want to live with the One who will always live. I know you do too.

Until next time, keep studying your Bible. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School