Summary: To what or to whom can we compare Christ? Is there anything in this present world better than Jesus?
THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST
By Pastor Jim May
There is a song that we sing that goes like this:
Lord you are more precious than silver
Lord you are more costly than gold
Lord you are more beautiful than diamonds
And nothing I desire compares to you.
Those are some wonderful words, and when they are spoken from the heart of a man or woman that truly loves the Lord, they are transformed into words of worship and praise to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In our attempt to compare Jesus we try to use the most precious, beautiful and costly things in creation to describe how great Christ is and how much we love him.
But no matter how hard we try, there is nothing in this world that can compare to the greatness, the mercy and the love of God that we can sense in our hearts. As Christians, we do all that we can do to give glory to our Savior, but our finite minds cannot begin to fathom just how great Jesus really is. No matter what words we sing that are so beautiful; no matter what poems we write that glorify Him; no matter what we try to compare Jesus to, it is never good enough.
How can we compare the love of God to anything in this earth?
How can we compare the mercy of God and the grace of God to anything in creation?
How can anything that has been created possibly compare to the Creator?
There are no words that can truly describe the wondrous God that we serve. Somehow, all attempts fall short of what we really want to say to Him.
In the Book of Isaiah the Prophet, God begins to speak to His own people in Israel and explain to them that there is nothing that can compare to God.
Isaiah 40:18, "To whom then will ye liken God? Or what likeness will ye compare unto him?"
Isaiah 40:22, "It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:"
Isaiah 40:25-26, "To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth."
Christian, what is there in this world that can compare to Jesus? And what can we use to compare the beauty of our Heavenly Home?
There are so many dear lost souls in this world who are convinced that what they can see with their eyes, feel with their hands, taste with their mouth and hear with their natural ears is all there is to life. Their eyes are blinded to the beauty of the eternal things of God and the beauty of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
Their hands can build beautiful buildings and create wonderful landscapes and create wonderful works of art, but their hands are limited to only what they can touch in this corrupt and sinful world. They aren’t able to reach over into the spiritual realm by faith and grasp hold of the beauty of salvation and the gospel. They aren’t able to handle the truth and to feel its power in their lives.
They can taste of the good things of this life, the wonderful foods, and the good life that can be had for a price, but not one of them are able to “taste and see that the Lord is Good” with their natural instincts, so they cannot begin to understand that the best that this world has to offer is less than nothing compared to what God offers to His people in the spiritual realm.
They can hear the grand music that stirs the soul and warms the heart; music that man, whom God has blessed with such great talents, has written even in his fallen, degenerate and sinful condition. They can hear the voices of their loved ones as they speak and let those voices of love bring joy to their lives.
But even these things of such great beauty and grace cannot compare to the beauty and grace of hearing the voice of God as he speaks to your heart and feeling the perfect love of Jesus Christ.
They can learn the wisdom of men, and there are some great things that man can teach, but the wisest of men and greatest of man’s wisdom and knowledge is nothing but foolishness in the eyes of God according to 1 Corinthians 3:19.
What can compare to God? What can compare to His love? What can compare to his grace? What can compare to His love? What can compare to God’s power?