Day 5 – There is No Other like Our God
No one is like you, Lord; you are great, and your name is mighty in power. – Jeremiah 10:6
One more week has come to an end, and yet again, we are faced with a weekend. For most of us, our weekends are a time set apart from our regular work routine to rest, relax, and enjoy time off with family and friends. Yet, as believers, a portion of our weekend is set apart to gather together as a church, to encourage one another, to grow in our faith and understanding of God, but most importantly, to praise and worship God because He is infinitely great and there is no other being in existence that is like Him.
Last Sunday, we looked at the song “How Great Thou Art”, which lists reason upon reason for God’s greatness and his worthiness to be praised above all things and all people. Today’s verse from Jeremiah precedes this statement of God’s greatness by proclaiming that there is no one like Him.
There is no person that can hold a candle to the greatness of God, even taking into account the fact that we are made in His image. In all things and all ways, God is perfect, holy, good, faithful, righteous, and merciful. He is undeniably and fully each of these attributes. No human in their right mind could claim to be all of these throughout all circumstances in their lives. Even when we, and everything around us, fail to maintain perfection, God is eternally consistent and faithful to who He tells us He is in Scripture.
No one is like you, Lord.
The Word of God encourages that we understand who God is when we speak of Him. How could we possibly talk about a friend if we knew nothing about who that friend is? In the same way, when we use God’s name, do we recognize, as Jeremiah tells us, that name is mighty in power? When we speak of God with friends, do we remove the awe and wonder that He is due? When we speak to God, privately or corporately, are we speaking to God with the reverence and humility that is owed to an immeasurably great God who is unlike all else?
Let’s continue to ask ourselves these questions as we move toward our weekend gathering, so that when we do gather as worshipers, we may approach the throne of God with confidence and humility, all the while proclaiming: “There is no other that comes close to your greatness, Lord. Your name is mighty in power above all else in existence.”