We have been blogging several times about the circles of intimacy with God, what each one looks like, and who you will find in the inner circle. What then makes the difference between those who are as close as the “crowd” versus those who are almost alone with Him in the inner circle?
The question that God posed to Isaiah (above) is one that we all should be asking ourselves. “To whom then will you compare Me, that I should be like him? Says the Holy One” (Isaiah 40:25). Rarely do we stop to realize how incomparable God is, yet we place so many other things and human heroes before an intimate relationship with God. Why?
J. I. Packer makes this comment: “Our thoughts of God are not great enough; we fail to reckon with the reality of His limitless wisdom and power. Because we ourselves are limited and weak, we imagine that at some points God is too, and find it hard to believe that He is not.”
This limitless God invites us to draw near to the person of His Son, Jesus Christ. James tell us to “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” (4:8). The more we see His majesty as revealed in Christ, the less we will try to compare Him with anything or anyone. His lofty, exalted and unique totality of glory combined with His coming near to us in Christ should make us want to be near Him. Yes, nearer, still nearer through spending large amounts of time gazing on His beauty!
Knowing God, Hodder & Stoughton, 1973, page 94.
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