I had a student director in college who was a master at asking questions to get you to think. He said he learned it from Jesus in Scripture. I guess Jesus learned it from His Father. Natalie Grant asks a question in her song “Who Else” that God rhetorically asks of Himself.
Let’s explore our incomparable God together in the book of Isaiah.
In this episode, I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read in context
- Read and keep on reading
- Use your imagination
- Consult an outside resource
- The 30 Day Music Challenge
- How even God asks “who is like me?” – Isaiah 40:25
- How God doesn’t compare Himself to other “gods” when defining Himself – Exodus 3:14
- How God wants the whole world to know there is no one like Him – Exodus 8:10
- David’s view of himself when faced with God’s greatness – 2 Samuel 7:19-21
- David’s praise response to God’s covenant with him voicing again that there is none like Him – 2 Samuel 7:22
- Episode 373 and how we are made in God’s image
- Recognizing that being made in His image and being like Him in our “being” are two different things
- God’s communicable and incommunicable attributes and the difference between the two
- God establishing there is none other like Him – Isaiah 44:6-8
- Moving from understanding what the text says to what it means to what it means to me
- Declarative statements and questions wrapped up in Isaiah 44:9-11
- Using our imagination to picture the scene described in Isaiah 44:12-17
- The irony of trees used in making idols being watered by rain that worthless gods cannot send – Jeremiah 14:22
- Personally examining whether the “good things” in our lives have replaced a good God using Joe Carter’s article at The Gospel Coalition – TGC Article
Enjoy the official lyric video below.
More Than a Song Playlist
- Lyrics – NewReleaseToday.com
- Chords – Praise Charts
- “How to Expose the Idols in Your Life” by Joe Carter – TGC Article
This Week’s Challenge
Read Isaiah 44 for yourself. Consider starting in chapter 40 and reading through chapter 44 (and beyond if you’re so inspired). Use your imagination to picture the scene depicted. Follow the logic to see how foolish idols really are. Then examine your own life to identify the idols found there. Finally, turn in deep gratitude and praise to our Creator Redeemer with a humble heart. After all, who else can compare to our God?