Today's encouragement comes from Isaiah 46:5, which says this:
"To whom will you liken Me, and make Me equal and compare Me, that we should be alike?"
The incomparability of God is a major theme in Isaiah, and in the rest of the Bible. Compared to God, the entire created universe, with all its vastness and abundance, is nothing. Compared to God, an idol is a joke, at best. Isaiah makes fun of how idolaters carve out their god from a block of wood, and then burn up the rest of the timber in the fireplace, (see Isa. 44:15-17).
It is astounding that this incomparable God would unite Himself to mankind, in the incarnation of the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. May we stand in awe of the true God, and give Him all the glory.
[Puritan quote of the day: "If you have left off calling upon God, it is time for you to leave off hoping and flattering yourselves with an imagination that you are the children of God.” —Jonathan Edwards, in his sermon, "Hypocrites de-ficient in the duty of prayer"]