God is like…
We may like to compare God to other things but check out what He says about Himself.
God asks us who He is like.
To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? Isa 40:18 KJV
To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Isa 40: 25 KJV
To whom will ye liken me, and make [me] equal, and compare me, that we may be like? Isa 46:5 KJV
For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? [who] among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? Psa 89:6 (See also 2 Sam. 22:32, Mic 7:18, Ex 15:11, Psa 89:8, Isa 44:8)
It sounds like God is almost daring us to compare Him to something or someone else.
He answers His own question.
…I [am] he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. Isa 43:10 KJV
…I [am] God, and [there is] none else; [I am] God, and [there is] none like me. Isa 46:9 KJV
Among the gods [there is] none like unto thee, O Lord; neither [are there any works] like unto thy works. Psa 86:8 KJV
Forasmuch as [there is] none like unto thee, O LORD; thou [art] great, and thy name [is] great in might. Jer 10:6 KJV (see also 1 Sam 2:2, 1 Kings 8:23, Jer 10:6, 2 Sam 7:22, Isa 44:6, Isa 43:11, Isa 45:5)
So, who or what is God like? NOTHING!! There is no one or no thing like Him that ever was or ever will be.
This doesn’t mean we can’t praise Him for His character, qualities or doings! On the contrary this is all the more reason to praise Him!
Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness [is] unsearchable. Psa 145:3 KJV
For the LORD [is] great, and greatly to be praised: he [is] to be feared above all gods. Psa 96:4 KJV
Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, [in] the mountain of his holiness. Psa 48:1 KJV
Oh, praise the Lord with me, won’t you?
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