God Is Solitary In His Excellency




God is solitary in His excellency.

“Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” (Ex. 15:11).

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There was a time in past eternity, when God dwelt all alone.

"In the beginning God" (Gen. 1:1).

Nothing was with Him.

No one was with Him.

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God is self-contained, self-sufficient, and self-satisfied.

God needs nothing.

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The creation added nothing to God essentially.

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God was under no constraint, no obligation, and no necessity to create.

That He chose to do so was purely His sovereign act, determined by His own good pleasure to manifest His glory.

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God does not gain from our worship.

He is glorious enough in Himself without it.

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Our obedience has profited God nothing.

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Our Lord Jesus Christ added nothing to God in His essential being and glory.

Our Lord Jesus Christ manifested the glory of God to us, but He added nothing to God.

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God has been glorified by creation, by providence, and by redemption.

All these have to do with His manifested glory and the recognition of it by us.

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God can continue to be alone for all eternity, without making Himself known.

But He chose to reveal Himself to some of us.

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But God is still the unknown God to the heedless multitudes.

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God is to be revered, worshiped, and adored.

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God is solitary in His majesty, unique in His excellency, peerless in His perfections.

He sustains all, but is Himself independent of all.

He gives to all, but is enriched by none.

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God cannot be found out by searching.

He can only be known as He is revealed to the heart by the Holy Spirit through His Word.

God can only be known by those to whom He makes Himself known.

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“God is spirit" (John 4:24).

He can only be known spiritually.

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Fallen man is not spiritual.

He is carnal.

He is dead to all that is spiritual.

Unless he is born again (John 3:3), supernaturally brought from death to life, miraculously translated out of darkness into light, he cannot even see the things of God, still less apprehend them (1 Cor. 2:14).

The Holy Spirit has to shine in his heart in order to give him "the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ" (2 Cor. 4:6).

And even that spiritual knowledge is but fragmentary.

The regenerated soul has to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 3.18).

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Our principal prayer and aim should be to live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God" (Col. 1:10).

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God is solitary in His excellency.

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