No God Like You


2 Chronicles 6 is Solomon’s prayer at the dedication of the temple. In verse 14, Solomon prays.

O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart.

There is no God like you is a familiar refrain. I always find it an awkward praise because there are no other gods, period, so how could any be like Him or greater than Him?

And yet, we turn to other gods as if we believe there are other gods or better gods.

There are people who literally worship other gods, the demon pagan gods like in the Bible. There are still literal idols that people have carved and then worship, even in America.

Then there are those who say that the God of the Bible is their god, but they have created their own god, taking some things from the Bible and then mixing it with their own imaginings and those of others.

Then there are those who worship the God of the Bible, but turn to other things like money to solve their problem when they need help instead of relying on God to be their help as He said He would.

There is only one God. Why would we want another? He’s the only one who keeps covenant. He keeps covenant because He is faithful. In 2 Timothy, we’re told that even if we are faithless, God will be faithful because He must. He must keep His promises. It’s who He is and His character is unchanging. He’d cease being God if He changed and was unfaithful to His promise. He’s the only one who shows steadfast love to His servants who walk before Him with their whole heart.

If we chose to love and serve God, He will show us loving devotion like no one else can. He will defend us, fight for us, provide for us, comfort us, guide us, never leave us and never forsake us. We have sure promises in Christ.

A promise of God’s steadfast, immovable, unchangeable love toward us is one that can’t be beat. It encompasses all other promises because it’s all motivated by His heart of love. And if His heart is for us, there is nothing that can come against us.