Incomparable God of gods – Part 1

Any exploration of creation and Scripture soon reveals that Yahweh is stunningly unique. Samuel proclaimed, you are great, O LORD Yahweh. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you… (2 Samuel 7:22). Jehovah stands apart from all others. Every aspect of His existence and character are unequalled in perfection and majestic holiness. There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours declared David (Psalm 86:8). 
Incredibly, Scripture reveals God as 3 in 1. That is, the one God equally exists and manifests Himself as three separate yet like-charactered persons. Deuteronomy 6:4 tells us that the LORD is one. This one God spoke everything into existence and there is no other besides Him (Deuteronomy 4:35). Yet in Genesis 1:26, speaking about the creation of mankind, God said, “let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” When God speaks of Himself in the plural, He is telling us that He is not only one, but He is also more than one. God exists in three persons who are coequal, coeternal, and altogether self-existent. All three are inseparable and unified in all things. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit exist is perfect unison (Matthew 3:16-17).

Following Peter and John’s release from prison in Acts 4, they returned to their friends. Together they lifted their voices to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them…” (Acts 4:24). Later, they said that what appeared to have worked against Jesus, was really God at work. Jesus’ enemies: Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, were doing …whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place (Acts 4:27-28). God is the absolute ruler who created and reigns independently and supreme over all. Deuteronomy 10:14 informs us that, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it. Therefore, nothing happens on planet earth outside of God’s control and timing. God alone governs all, beyond challenge in His absolute authority and power. John declared that Jesus is the ruler of kings on earth (Revelation 1:5) even though earth’s kings think they act independent of God.

God is indomitable! His sovereignty towers above human intellect, above human reasoning, and above human strength and will. Technology seems impressive from our standpoint, yet the most advanced technology pales in comparison to God’s sovereignty. God defines Himself in Isaiah 46:9-10; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose. God is dominant, self-governing, and without external influence. He never weakens, never strengthens, never tires, never sleeps, and never feels challenged or threatened.

Being Yahweh means He is unchangeable …who can turn him back? What he desires, that he does (Job 23:13). In the believer’s life, it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure (Philippians 2:13). The Lord invisibly works within His children, accomplishing His purposes, while His children may not even perceive His workings but consider it to be their own volitional actions. God’s children can rest secure in the knowledge that Yahweh is incomparable yet makes Himself known to us through His Son Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:2).

To be continued…

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