"Before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I even I am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior....therefore you are my witnesses that I am God. Yea, before the day was, I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand....I am the Lord and there is none else, there is no God beside me....for I am God and there is none else; I am God and there is none like me." Isaiah 43: 10, 13; 45: 5; 46: 9.
This past weekend I was on a long drive alone. To keep myself awake I had a Mercy Me cd playing. It was the Incredible Mr. Lovewell album and it has some cranking music on it! I had listened to it there and most of the way home, when suddenly a line from one of the songs caught my attention. The line said "you are the uncreated one." Isn't it amazing how you can listen to a song over and over before you actually HEAR it?
Anyway, that phrase "the uncreated one" has stuck in my mind. God is so unique. He is the only one who is uncreated. Everything on earth, and for that matter above the earth and in the sea, the billions of stars and the entire universe was made....created by Him. But, He, God was NOT created for He has always been.
He says He is the great "I AM"; not the I was or I will be. Nope, He and He alone is the great I AM. He has always been, He will always be.
Everything else had a beginning.
Genesis 1:1 says "In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the earth." They had a beginning and He was their creator. He spoke and they were. For man and woman, He touched them. They were the only created things that God actually put his hands on. He formed them with His very hands and breathed His life, His ETERNAL life into them and "they became a living soul". More importantly they became eternal souls, for from that moment on they were eternal beings. Though our outer man perishes and decays after death, our soul lives for eternity. WE had a beginning, but will have no end. God had neither a beginning nor will He have an end. That makes Him unique over every other created being.
He is immortal, we are mortal.
He is perfect, we are sinful.
He is holy, we are unholy.
He is righteous, we are unrighteous.
He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent; we are none of those.
Yes, God is the one and only. The creator and sustainer of the universe. The Master Designer. Savior. Redeemer. Lover of our souls. And amazingly HE loves us!!! Can you grasp that? God, the great I AM, the one and only God, loves YOU and ME?!!! Think on that amazing fact today and be blessed!!
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