From Passion Worship

Link to Who Is Like The Lord  https://youtu.be/GGZre2J8v8E

“For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord? Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings? In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him. Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.” Psalm 89:6-8 

Who is like the Lord? Any follower of Jesus would answer this question with a resounding, “No one!” But the Psalmist is not looking for an answer. His question is rhetorical. He’s using it to prove a point rather than get an answer. He’s emphasizing his message. Simply listing the attributes and character of the Lord is not enough. Only a question can articulate the scope of His greatness! 

Moses does the same thing when he recounts all that God has done for the Israelites in his song, “Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you—majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” Exodus 15:11 

And when Solomon dedicates the temple he says, “Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven or on earth—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it—as it is today.” 2 Chronicles 6:4-15 

But why is God, called Yahweh in the Old Testament and “God of our Father and Lord Jesus Christ” in the New Testament, different from all the other gods? 

There is an apologetic argument that says that everyone is trying to get up the mountain to whatever deity they worship. Every major world religion invites its followers to work their way upward. Follow these steps. Perform better. Do more. It’s all striving and self-determination focused, except the God of the Christian faith, Yahweh. Because of His Holiness and love, He knows that there is no path up the mountain that we can climb on our own. But He didn’t leave us helpless. He did something utterly unique from every other religion. Through His Son, Jesus, God came down the mountain to us. 

Only Jesus can restore us to right relationship with God. Only Jesus can pay the debt we should have paid because of our sin and rebellion against God. Only Jesus left heaven, became a man, took on our sin and shame, endured the cross, died the death we deserved, and rose again, defeating the grave and holding the keys to death and hell! 

There is one true God, Yahweh, who created you and me, the world and everything in it. He made a way, through Jesus, for us to have life, peace, meaning, and a relationship with Him. He alone is worthy of our worship. Who is like the Lord? 

“Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth? 

He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people. 

He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. 

Praise the Lord.” — Psalm 113:5-9

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