In the first day of this study, Derek points out that eternity is an essential element of the nature of God. Eternity, by definition, denotes that which is outside of time or above time or beyond time—something that has no beginning and no end. God is an eternal being. He does not indwell time; He indwells eternity—and out of eternity, He operates in time. We can have eternal life only through knowing God revealed in Christ as Father.