And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.

78:69 established for ever. The earth, like all God’s creation, will continue forever (Ecclesiastes 1:44). God is the Creator—not a “de-Creator!” (Ecclesiastes 3:14). In “the day of the Lord” (II Peter 3:10), “the earth...shall be burned up,” but its mass will possibly be converted into other forms of energy (heat, sound, etc.). It will not be completely annihilated. God will then renew the earth as a “new earth” (II Peter 3:13) which will never pass away (Isaiah 66:22).

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