SCRIPTURE: Genesis 21:33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, THE EVERLASTING GOD [JEHOVAH EL OLAM].
THOUGHT: The general meaning of the word Olam is ‘a very long time’, however as used in the Bible, is understood based on the context of the discussion. For example: If you are referring to how long it has been since someone left the building, you may say “a long time ago” and mean about an hour. If referring to how long since you graduated from high school, you may say it was “a long time ago”, meaning 20 years. It could also refer to time periods going either backwards or forwards as well as meaning a lifetime, several generations, the time since creation or the future time to come in eternity. So when the Bible says that Jehovah is from Everlasting to Everlasting, it refers to His eternal existence, from eternity past “a long time ago” to eternity future “a long time in the future”.
The Word of God is to stand forever (Olam), see Isaiah 40:8, meaning that they endure throughout circumstances, time periods, cultures, etc. The Psalms say, “…even from Everlasting to Everlasting, though art God” Psalm 90:2, and “…the mercy of the LORD is from Everlasting to Everlasting upon them that fear Him…” Psalm 103:17. So, you can count on it that from as far back as you can imagine, eternity past, to as far forward as you can imagine, eternity future, JEHOVAH EL OLAM – THE EVERLASTING GOD was, is and will always be God and always will be merciful towards you.
PRAYER: Dear Heavenly Father, JEHOVAH EL OLAM – THE EVERLASTING GOD: I thank You that You are eternal, abiding, transcendent and merciful to me. Knowing that You have always been and always will be gives me confidence to put my faith and trust in You and in Your Word. It is my desire to remain faithful to You in all my days, In Jesus’ Name, Amen!