Who Is His Equal?

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance? Who has understood the mind of the LORD, or instructed him as his counselor? Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge or showed him the path of understanding?

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 sits enthroned above the circle of the earth.

“To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

(Isaiah 40, selected verses, NIV 1984).

My Musings – Staggering when you stop to take it all in. “Who is [His] Equal?” Before you answer, consider this: “These are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him!” (Job 26:14, NIV 1984). One cannot take even a fraction of it in. “Outer fringe?” “Faint the whisper?” Staggering is wholly inadequate.

My Advice – “Have [we] not heard?” Few in the Western world could say that they have not. Yet the great majority have not listened. Don’t let that be you.

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