Eternal, Immortal, Invisible | Inspiration Ministries

Inspiration Ministries

Home » Daily Devotionals » Eternal, Immortal, Invisible

Eternal, Immortal, Invisible

“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen." - 1 Timothy 1:17 NASB

As the world grappled with the devastation caused by World War I, in 1916 Carl Nielsen wrote perhaps his most gripping work, known as the Fourth Symphony. Nielsen, who was born in Denmark on this day in 1865, had studied music at the Royal Conservatory in Copenhagen, eventually gaining fame as a composer. He is best remembered for his six symphonies, which are known for innovative melodies and harmonies.

Nielsen chose to call his Fourth “the inextinguishable,” using fiery brass and riveting persecution to express this motif. He focused on this word because the nations of Europe seemed obsessed with destruction.

His ideas was to try to “indicate in just one word what only the music itself is able to give adequate expression to—the basic will to live.” To Nielsen, “music is life and, like life, inextinguishable.” However, as Nielsen himself discovered, life here on earth does have an end.

Today, people still look for something that is “inextinguishable”—something that will provide lasting security and meaning. Many base their lives on pleasures, relationships, riches, or other self-gratifying experiences.

But the Bible tells us that nothing on earth lasts forever: “No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.” It teaches that all of our earthly pursuits are “like chasing the wind” (Ecclesiastes 1:8, 14 NLT). So, what is the answer? To trust in God.

God alone is “eternal, immortal, invisible.” He never changes. He is God throughout all eternity, no matter what happens on earth. And the Bible points out that “the grass withers, the flower fades” but His Word “stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8).

The world may be filled with uncertainty. You may face troubles of your own. But make sure that God is your rock, your fortress, your deliverer (Psalm 18:2).


Father, thank You that You are eternal and immortal. People may disappoint me, but You are faithful. I commit my life to You. You are my King! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Extended Reading

1 Timothy 1

Simple Modal Window | Close it

Devotional Signup

     I would like to receive the Daily Devotional.

     I would like to receive the Daily Video.

Simple Modal Window | Close it

For International Partners Outside of U.S. Only

Bank Name: HSBC Bank plc
Bank Address: The Marlowes Centre
197 Marlowes
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
HP1 1DX United Kingdom
Account Name: Inspiration Ministries UK
IBAN (International Bank Account Number): GB26MIDL 402407 71565540
Sort Code (used for routing): 40-24-07
Swift Code (unique identification code): MIDLGB22
Reference: Include Both Your FIRST NAME and FAMILY NAME for reference
Inspiration Ministries UK - Admail 3905 - London W 1A 1ZT - UK - UK Charity No. 1119076 - UK Tel: 0845 683 0580 - Intl Tel: +800 9982 4677 -
Once you have sent your gift by wire, please contact us by e-mail at: to let us know it's been sent, so we can be looking for it to credit your Inspiration Ministry partner account accordingly. Please include your name and mailing address in your e-mail so we can thank you for your support by return mail.
Simple Modal Window | Close it

Closed Country Policy

Due to safety and security issues in nations where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is outlawed, we deeply regret that we can no longer send printed communications or products to our Inspiration Partners and Friends living in the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Libya
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen

Our heart’s desire is to bless and encourage you, and we do not want to endanger you or your family in any way. Therefore, we are providing e-book and electronic materials for you.

We pray that God will use these to encourage your walk with Him and that He would keep you in His loving arms. May God bless you with His peace, protection, provision, and power as you faithfully seek to walk in obedience to His Word.

To learn more about our Muslim ministry outreach please click here.

To download and/or print an Adobe PDF copy of David Cerullo’s book, The Angels in Heaven Rejoice, or the Book of John, please click here.