Jottings: The Incomparable God


Human existence remains fragile, perishable, ever dying away—“like the grass,” as Isaiah says (40:6). The divine life is that completely different reality that defies all comparison. “ ‘To whom then will you liken me, whom set up as my equal?’ asks the Holy One” (Isa. 40:25). Yet, this One remains everywhere at home, every moment engaged, ceaselessly involved in the world. No one is a stranger to this One. God shows toward Israel (and through Israel all peoples) the affection that the vine keeper shows toward the vineyard (Isa. 5:4).

Oden, T. C. (1992). The living God : Systematic theology, vol. I. (82). San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco.

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