“He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
and its people are like grasshoppers.”
‘To whom will you compare Me?’ asks the Lord in this chapter. And indeed, in terms of the picture that He is painting of Himself through the prophet, there is no one and nothing that can stand before Him. He questions the nation to bring home the fact of His almighty uniqueness.
“Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood since the earth was founded?”
He alone sits enthroned above and beyond His creation. Before Him ‘the nations are like a drop in a bucket … as nothing … worthless and less than nothing.’ No wonder the psalmist could exclaim,
“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” (Psalm 8:3-4)
As God He is both greater than His creation and independent of it. He does not need it and existed fully before it. In contrast all of creation depends upon Him for its continued existence. He has chosen to enter into it but is not subject to its limitations and laws. He is always God – with all that means – in every place and situation. Nothing visible or invisible is hidden from His sight and awareness. Every individual is known fully, intimately and completely – with all their yesterdays, todays and tomorrows.
At some undisclosed date in the future life as we know it will end. God will deal with the forces of evil and He will judge all people – both the living and the dead. True believers, as sons and daughters of God, have the assurance of eternal salvation – in the glory and splendour of the Light, Life and Love of God Himself. It is not to be missed!
• “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” (Isaiah 55:6)
• “I tell you, now is the time of God’s favour, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2)
Give God the honour, respect and obedience that is His due.
Lord God “Yours is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen.”