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May 24, 2010

Chapter-a-Day Isaiah 46

More. So to whom will you compare me, the Incomparable? Can you picture me without reducing me? Isaiah 46:5a (MSG)

No. That's the answer to God's rhetorical question. We can't picture Him without reducing him. Human metaphors catch a part of the picture, but only a fraction of His person. The only way God could be embodied was for Him to reduce Himself in the form of Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God,
  did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
  being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
  he humbled himself
  and became obedient to death—
 even death on a cross!
Philippians 2:6-8 (NIV)

Just when you think you've finally got a handle on God, you find that God is infinitely bigger than your handle.

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kr

5-7"So to whom will you compare me, the Incomparable?
Can you picture me without reducing me?

I admit that I put God in a box. I know that I'm not alone. I know that there is no-one or nothing that can compare to God. I want to understand better how huge He is, yet feel how small and personal He can be. The only way to do that well is to commune with Him.

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