|“?Who among the gods is like you, O Lord? |
Who is like you—majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory, working wonders???”
It is startling to realize that we hold within us the very image of God. Genesis 1:26-27 records these words:
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Our puny human brain cannot comprehend the magnificence of the idea that we bear God’s image: the Imago Dei. God is so far above us in every way that to think we carry His image is, as I said at the beginning of this blog post, startling.
In praising God for the deliverance the children of Israel received from God, Moses led the Jews in a very long and detailed song of praise. Here’s just one sentence of that song, as recorded in Exodus 15:11:
Who among the gods is like you, O Lord? Who is like you—majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?
All around them, the Jews saw other people worshipping a wide variety of gods. But, the Jews realized that Jehovah, their God, was far greater, more powerful, more loving, more protective than any of the other gods that other people worshipped. Thus, the Jews very rightly sang this song of praise.
We need to grasp, as much as we can, an awareness of how great God is. He is above all else. He created all things. The universe holds together at His bidding. His holiness has imbued all creation with a distinctive that knows the difference between righteousness and unrighteousness.
As we begin a new day, let’s be certain to keep in the center of our thoughts how truly magnificent our God really is. Our only response to this truth is to praise Him and do everything we can to glorify and magnify His holy name.