Who Among The

Who Among the "gods" is Like You


"Who among the gods is like you, LORD?  Who is like you—majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders"?  (Exodus 15:11)


The book of Exodus may well be called "Israel's birthday book." Israel entered Egypt as a family and left Egypt as a nation, brought forth by the grace and power of God. Jehovah calls Israel "my Son, my Firstborn" (Exodus 4:22).  The birth itself takes place in the twelfth chapter when they were sheltered by blood; they went out to leave Egypt behind.  There was no singing in Egypt only weeping and groaning. Now they are singing about God's deliverance of them.  The whole atmosphere of (Exodus 15:1-21) is that of praise and adoration, joy and victory.


The Lord is being praised for the perfections of His nature, the blessings of His goodness, for the works of His hands, and especially for the greatness and excellency of His power seen in the salvation of His people, and the ruin of their enemies.  There is no one like Him even among the gods.  The term "gods" probably means the idols and false gods of the heathen.  Many Biblical references assert this fact of the greatness of God: "Sovereign LORD, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works You do?" (Deuteronomy 3:24); "Your righteousness God, reaches to the heaven; You who have done great things. Who is like You, God?" (Psa. 71:19); "Among the gods there is none like you, Lord; no deeds can compare with yours." (Psalms 86:8); "For who in the skies above can compare with the LORD?  Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings?" (Psalms 89:6); "No one is like You, LORD; You are great, and Your name is mighty in power." (Jeremiah 10:6).


Very few of those who occasionally read the Bible are aware of the awe-inspiring and worship-provoking grandeur of the magnificent character of Jehovah God. Our God is great in wisdom, wondrous in power, and yet full of mercy. He is assumed by many to be almost common knowledge; but, to entertain anything approaching an adequate conception of His being, His nature, and His attributes, as they are revealed in Holy Scripture, is something which very, very few people in these degenerate times have attained unto.


Some have taught that this great God was lonely and that He created man so He could have someone to love and someone to love Him in return.  This is completely false.  The One Triune God was never lonely, never found wanting, inadequate, or in need, in any manner whatsoever.  How can anyone really think that the omnipotent and omniscient sovereign God is sitting above the vault of the earth, with the universe full of His glory, existing from all eternity past, contemplating that when we sing, pray, or preach about Him, He is quietly saying, "I like to be praised for one reason... so that I won't be so lonely and receive love from My people as I have never been loved before?"  Absolutely not!  Our reason for existing is to glorify the One Triune God.  "So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 15:6).


"Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance"? (Micah 7:18)




"Daily Devotions by Guy Roberson"

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