08/04/16 No One Like Him

READING: Isaiah 36-41

The questions really are simple ones, but they’re so profound that they should cause us to stop, think, and pray:

  • “With whom, then, will you compare God? To what image will you liken him?” (Isa 40:18)
  • “’To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?’ says the Holy One” (Isa 40:25)   

God is so much more than anyone or anything we can consider. He’s more powerful than the most potent, electricity-filled thunderstorm; indeed, He made the clouds, and He tells the rain when to fall and the lightning when to strike. He’s brighter than the sun and more illuminating than the moon in the dark; He alone moves the lights across the sky. He’s more vast than the stars; He not only made them, but He also “calls forth each of them by name” (Isa 40:26). He’s greater than the strongest human ruler; in fact, He enthrones and dethrones the rulers of the world. He’s the only true God, the One who reigns over idols fashioned by human beings He formed, and shaped out of raw materials He created. He out-thinks thinkers, out-creates creatives, out-counsels counselors, out-rules rulers, out-leads leaders, and out-lifts the strong. He is “the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth” (Isa 40:28). 

And yet, He “takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you” and “I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isa 40:13, 10). He’s everlasting, and still He knows my name — and “carries [me] close to his heart” (Isa 40:11). That’s incredible. 

He's incredible.

There simply is no one like Him.  

ACTION STEPS: 

  • Just be amazed today.   
  • Pick a favorite adoration hymn or praise chorus, and sing it to God throughout the day.                  

PRAYER: “God, what can I say? Nobody compares to You.” 

TOMORROW’S READING: Isaiah 42-44