The Names of God (Olam)
“And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.” (Gen. 21:33)
A closer look:
Everlasting – eternal, always, continuance, and perpetual
There is a famous adage that says, “All good things must come to an end.” This concept of course is flawed thinking. God is everlasting. The Psalmist says, “Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting…” (Ps. 41:13). He is from everlasting to everlasting (Ps. 90:2). Because God is everlasting, He grants everlasting things to us. To His children, He grants His perpetual aid (see Deut. 33:27; Is. 26:4). To repentant sinners, He grants “everlasting life” (John 3:16; 5:24; 6:47). His name “Everlasting God” suggests two things about Him:
1. He is infinite in nature.
2. He is able to preserve all that He has created.