*This devotion is part of our devotional series through the 1689 2nd London Baptist Confession of Faith.
“…whose essence cannot be comprehended by any but Himself…” 1689: 2.1
Who is like our God? He who has no beginning, no birth and likewise no end- eternally eternal. Who is like our God? He is forever present tense: I am. He is not the “I Was.” He is not the “I Will Be.” I Am. ἐγώ εἰμι. Who is like our God? He is the Wholly Other, an Essence we can never comprehend. Finitude has no capacity for Infinitude. Who is like our God? He is not Holy- He is Holy! Holy! Holy! He dwells “in the light which no man can approach unto.” He is sinless, He is perfect, He is more than we can ever conjure in our wildest imaginings. Man cannot stand in his presence. The rhythm of our heart will stutter to a stop, our lungs will collapse, our eyes cannot receive the fullness of the revelation of His glory. Who is like our God? He speaks and tectonic plates push up mountains, the seas obey their boundaries, the sun is lit and begins to radiate, the planets begin their rotations and orbits, the children of Abraham shine against the pitch-black backdrop of an endless universe. Who is like our God? He who is loving and merciful and just and righteous and long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, and forgiving, and faithful- Little Lambs, He is faithful! Who is like our God? He who hates sin yet loves sinners enough to arrest them in grace and bring them to Himself like a loving Shepherd, a tender Father. Who is like our God? Nothing escapes his sight- no wrong done, no silent deed of kindness, no thought, no action, no injustice- He sees it all. Who is like our God? Sovereign over every molecule, every atom, every drop of water in the sea, every hair on every head, every bird, every flower, every situation, every person, every cancer cell, every moment of every day. Who is like our God? He who sits on the eternal throne far above every power, every nation, every demon in Hell- and yet, cares about the details- even the monotony- of our daily life. Whom shall I fear? Who can bring any charge against God’s elect? He is my God. We are his people- covenantaly bound in love and mercy. Oh, beloved- how much of your worry and fear and anxiety and stress and sorrow and depression and despair and shame and guilt would dissipate if our hearts meditated on the greatness of God? So, I ask again: Who is like our God?
Have a Blessed Week, Little Lambs…