God is like…

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God is like…

God is like...First off, I am referring to the One True Living God—the God of the Christian Holy Bible.

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?

What most impacted you about today’s post? Please let me know in the comment section below. Scroll down to almost  the bottom and look for “leave a reply” or “leave a message”.

(c) 2013 Cheryl Cope
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God is like… — 11 Comments

  1. I like that while it tells us nothing is like God, it makes me dig into the Bible to find out what God is like. It would be too easy if He could be figured out quickly. It would reduce who His.

  2. We don’t have to understand Him to praise Him. I have a strong science background and sometimes I feel that I must ‘understand’ something to accept it. What a great feeling that I can just ‘hang loose’ and praise Him without understanding…

  3. I love digging into God’s word! He reveals so much about His character & love for us! The more I study His word, the more I love Him.

    It is comforting to know we have a Mighty & Powerful God who cares deeply for us.

  4. I thought that was very impactful saying that God is almost daring us to see who we can compare Him to! He is so amazing! I love all teh scripture you use too, Cheryl. Blessings, Amy

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