1165 God, uniqueness of

1165 God, uniqueness of

No-one and nothing is comparable to the triune God in his nature or comparable to him in his character and activity.

There is no God except the Lord

Isa 45:5-6 God alone stands outside nature as its Creator. All other beings are created by him. See also Dt 4:35; Dt 6:4; Dt 32:3; 1Ki 8:60; Ps 83:18; Ps 86:10; Isa 43:10-11; Isa 44:6-8; Isa 45:18; 1Co 8:4-6; Eph 4:6; 1Ti 2:5

There is no-one like God

Ps 89:6-8 See also Ex 8:10; Isa 40:18

In his creative power Isa 40:25-26 See also Jn 1:3; Ne 9:6; Ac 14:15; Col 1:16; Rev 4:11

In his mighty acts Ps 86:10 See also Ps 135:5-6

In his character and glory Ex 15:11 See also 2Sa 7:22; 1Ch 29:11

In his ability to save Dt 33:26 See also Isa 45:20-22; Jer 10:5-6

In his covenant love 1Ki 8:23 See also 2Sa 7:22-23 pp 1Ch 17:20-21

In his sovereignty Zec 14:9 See also Dt 4:39; 1Ti 1:17

Implications of God’s uniqueness

God alone is to be worshipped Ex 20:2-3 pp Dt 5:6-7 See also Ex 23:13,24; Lev 19:4; Dt 6:13-14; 2Ki 17:35

Idolatry is empty and worthless Jnh 2:8 See also Dt 4:28; Isa 44:18-20; Isa 45:20; Hab 2:18

See also

1045God, glory of
1060God, greatness of
1090God, majesty of
1130God, sovereignty
1145God, transcendent
1240God, the Rock
1320God as Saviour
1325God, the Creator
1651numbers, 1-2
5971uniqueness
8768idolatry
8799polytheism