God’s Otherness

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“To whom would you liken Me, and make Me equal and compare Me, that we should be alike?… For I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is no one like Me…”

ISAIAH 46:5&9


Holiness is defined as “the state of being distinct, separate, in a class by oneself”. R.C. Sproul explains the definition originates from an ancient word meaning “a cut”; so, we could say God is “a cut above the rest”. But the truth of the matter is that God is completely out of our range of understanding – He’s immeasurable, incomprehensible, limitless and unfathomable. He’s not just in a CLASS by Himself, but in a whole other GALAXY by Himself. His “other-ness” is unimaginable.

When we try to put God in a box it highlights our own limited imaginations, not God’s. When we defiantly question God, it’s because our judgments are inferior, not God’s. When we dare to place ourselves as God’s judge, it proves our wisdom is compromised, not God’s. When we refuse to recognize God’s other-ness, we only display our own limitations. (Job 42:1-6)


– Belinda Dunn