Wednesday, September 7, 2016

No One Is Like God

Who in the sky is comparable to the LORD?
Psalm 89:6a

The expected answer to the Psalmist’s question was “nobody”, but there was one character in heaven who thought in his heart, “I am”.  Through Isaiah, God exposed those secret thoughts of Satan: “You have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the Mountain of Assembly, on the far north side.  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds.  I will be like the Most High” (Isa. 14:13–14).
That is how every proud soul secretly feels.
Jesus was humble, not proud, and every humble soul knows in himself that no one is like God.  When a wealthy young ruler came to Jesus and addressed him as “Good teacher!” Jesus replied: “Why do you call me good?  No one is good except One, that is, God” (Mk. 10:18).  This is the way every humble person feels.  For example, Moses, the humblest man on earth (Num. 12:3), boldly told mighty Pharaoh, “There is no one like the LORD our God!” (Ex. 8:10).
Flee from pride; it is a lie, and it will make you a liar.  There is none like God.