July 2

Written by Bill Grandi on July 2nd, 2024

I recently read the following quote in my reading:

“If God is small enough to be understood, he wouldn’t be big enough to be worshiped.”  (Quote by Evelyn Underhill found in Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia by Dr. John Dunlop, MD.-p.160)

One of the biggest challenges (I think) of the Christian faith that many face, indeed many seekers, is understanding God. Take, for instance, the quote from Ms. Underhill. The very real truth is this: if we could understand God, then He is not God.

Psalm 115:3-9 says, “Our God is in the heavens, and he does as he wishes. Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands. They have mouths but cannot speak, and eyes but cannot see. They have ears but cannot hear, and noses but cannot smell. They have hands but cannot feel, and feet but cannot walk, and throats but cannot make a sound. And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them. O Israel, trust the Lord! He is your helper and your shield.” (NLT) The psalmist is comparing idols made with hands with the God he worshiped. There is no comparison! And that is his point. There’s no one like our God.

Lamentations 3:22-24 says, “The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!'” (NLT)  Just take a look at the God who is above all:

  • His steadfast covenant love never ends.
  • He keeps His promises.
  • His compassion never ends.
  • His mercy is renewed every morning.
  • His faithfulness to His promises is greater than our sin.
  • Hope is a gift to us when we remember Whom we serve.

Do not try to figure God out. Like Isaiah 40:18 asks, “To whom can you compare God?” Verse 25 asks, “To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?” asks the Holy One. I’ll save you time and trouble trying to answer that: NO ONE.

 

4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Nothing and no one is like our God. May we live to worship, revere and love Him always.
    Blessings, Bill~

  2. gail says:

    Amen Amen Amen!!! All the praise, glory and honor to Our Father forever

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