READING: Psalms 108-114
Who is like the Lord our God? That’s the question the psalmist asked in Psalm 113:5. Who is like our God, who is “exalted over all the nations” (Psalm 113:4), yet “who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth”? (Psalm 113:6). Who is like this God, who is both transcendent to creation yet immanent within in it as well?
That raises so many other questions of contrast for me today:
- Who is like our God, at whose presence the earth trembles (Psalm 114:7), but who came to earth as a baby born to peasant parents in Bethlehem?
- Who is like our God, who created us to be in relationship with Him, and who initiated reconciliation with us even though we were the betrayers?
- Who is like our God, who made us to serve Him, and then came as a servant Himself to redeem us after we rejected our servant position?
- Who is like our God, who knows every thought of our mind, yet who loves us anyway?
- Who is like our God, who demands that we fear Him, but who forgives us when we don’t?
- Who is like our God, who is mightier than all, but who uses the weakest (like us) for His glory?
- Who is like our God, who is the ultimate judge, but who paid the penalty for our sin rather than rightly condemn us?
- Who is like our God, whose name is to be praised “from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets” (Psalm 113:3), but who uses us — weak, sinful, rebellious people — to sing His praises?
- Who is like our God, the One and only true and living God, yet who seeks a relationship with you and me among the billions of people around the world?
Who is like our God? No one is.
And that’s the point. It is right for us to praise Him.
- Meditate today on how marvelous God is.
- Tell somebody about Him today. Even a few minutes of witness can bring glory to Him.
PRAYER: “God, hear from me the words of the psalmist again: ‘Great is Your love, higher than the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Your glory be over all the earth.’”
TOMORROW’S READING: Psalms 115-118