Singularly Distinctively Unique

Exodus 15:11

Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, doing wonders?

1 Corinthians 12:6

There are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.

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There was only one Yogi Berra. There was only one Martin Luther. There was only one St. Paul. But each of these uniquely great men (if you allow that all three of them were great in their own right) pale in comparison to the greatness, uniqueness, distinctiveness, and otherness of God.

God is unlike any other. He is majestic with a glory that is not put on, borrowed, or affected. His awesome splendor is not only unmatched, it is essential to his being; he requires no one to acknowledge him in order to be great. He has no need of worship, fanfare, or accolades. God simply is great, and uniquely so.

This one, great, majestic, awesome, unique, distinct, holy and mighty God has one purpose in revealing his nature, doing wonders, and activating himself in the lives of women and men: to express his love for us; to redeem and save us; to bring us to eternal life in his kingdom. Any good thing of any variety, any blessing of any sort, any kindness, love, and grace comes from God alone.

Fully shown in Jesus Christ, that goodness and grace manifest itself in Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins, his rest in the tomb for our redemption, his resurrection from the grave for our salvation, his coming again for our glorification. Through all of life, our singularly and distinctively unique God is working toward us for good. Perhaps that is the most unique thing of all.

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