Isaiah 55 reminds us that the thoughts of the Lord are much higher than our thoughts, His ways more wise than our own. God is complete “other” than us, utterly transcendent and unsurpassed in all His ways.
“I am the LORD, and there is no other,
besides me there is no God…”
Here are seven ways in which the glory of the Lord goes unsurpassed:
1. His ways are inscrutable and untrackable.
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!”
2. His riches are unsearchable.
“To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ”
3. His love is beyond knowledge.
“and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
4. His joy is inexpressible.
“Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory”
(1 Peter 1:8)
5. His kindness is unsurpassable.
“Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.”
6. His peace surpasses understanding.
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
7. He himself is indescribable.
“remember the former things of old;
for I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me,”
What would you add to this list? How else do the glory of the Lord and His attributes surpass all others?