“He said, ‘O LORD, the God of Israel, there is no god like You in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart;’” (6:14)
Every day I am thankful for this. There is no power on earth, no person or force, that compares to the LORD, or carries His beautiful attributes. Israel was so fortunate to be chosen to know Him. To be sure, any of us who have sought to know Him are blessed.
The Creator God, whom Solomon makes sure to mention doesn’t need this house, is full of loving kindness. What an incredible truth. His patience endures. It is how anyone has made it this long.
The world and church history is bleak and confusing, but He remains perfectly stunning, brilliantly beautiful. One of my favorite lyrics from a song (I’m sure I’ve quoted it here before) is by The Waiting:
Your glory, LORD, is still a burning light, a light that all our faithless hands could never dim.
He remains faithful when we are faithless. Look at all the situations in which Solomon pleads for the LORD to answer prayers. The ways in which we humans can screw up are endless. Please answer us when we call, anyway, LORD. Based on Yourself and not us.
Things change so quickly in our world. I love how steadfast the LORD is. He never changes, and that’s great news, because He’s unlike any other: perfect.