The Immutable God
“Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, You are God.” – Psalm 90:2
There was a time, if ‘time’ it could be called, when God dwelt all alone. There was no heaven where His glory is now particularly manifested. There was no earth to engage His attention. There were no angels to sing His praises. There was no universe to be upheld by the word of His power. There was nothing or no one, but God, not for a day, a year, or an age, but from all eternity.
During eternity past, God was alone: self-contained, self-sufficient, self-satisfied, in need of nothing. Had a universe or angels or human beings been necessary to Him in any way, they would have been called into existence from all eternity. The creating of them when He did added nothing to God essentially. He does not change (Mal. 3:6), therefore His essential glory can be neither augmented nor diminished.
– A. W. Pink