Focal Passage: Isaiah 40:25-31
Do you remember the “Sesame Street” sketch with that really catchy song?
“One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just doesn’t belong. Can you tell which thing is not like the others by the time I finish my song?”
Is it stuck in your head now like it is mine?
Through the prophet Isaiah, God asks us to make an even weightier observation. In a divine juxtaposition, He holds His character and His power up to every created thing and says, “To whom will you compare me?”
In this same passage, God shows us three ways His holiness is demonstrated. First, it is demonstrated in creation. God is the only one who can create something out of nothing. He’s the only one so powerful that He can create stars – and name them!
God is the only one who has infinite knowledge.
Even when we feel as if God is uninformed about what is going on in our lives, He actually knows more details about ourselves than we do!
Not only is God different from us as creator and as all-knowing, He differs from us in His strength. There really is no one like Him! Remembering His holiness causes us to be reverent before Him as we realize how different from us He is.
It also gives us confidence in prayer. We know we are coming to God, who has all power. Because God is holy, He can be trusted. He is the One who is like none of the others.