1. God is immanent because he is transcendent
The Lord is “God in the heavens above (transcendent) and on the earth beneath (immanent)” (Josh 2:11). God’s transcendence means that there is no deficiency in him that creation satisfies. Rather, God comes among us out of the abundance of who he is. He draws near because of our need (Isa 57:15), not his.
2. The Bible emphasizes God’s manifest presence, not only his omnipresence
God is everywhere (Psa 139:5-12; 1 Kings 8:27), and God is here. …