LAB126 Mine God's Poetry for God's Beauty
Published August 3rd, 2016
“There is none like God,
who rides through the heavens to your help,
through the skies in his majesty.
The eternal God is your dwelling place,
and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Study Questions 1. What do you think Moses means when he says, “There is none like you God” in Deuteronomy 33:26 ? That this God of Israel is like no other gods 2. When coming across poetic language in the Bible, how do you attempt to study it? Do you tend to skip over it? If so, why? I do sometimes skip over because I think it takes too long, or I try to get to the "bottom line" Sadly I don't take enough time, patience and space to really savour the poetry I am wanting to though, and utterly responsible for it, yet needing God to help me out of my impatience. I am glad that this God, is like no other, and helps me to enter into the depths of His poetry! 3. What beauty can you see in how God is described in Deuteronomy 33:26–27 ? What might the images in these verses mean for you today? In response, let me pen a free verse of my own: Incomparable The land around me is filled with many gods But You oh God of Your Beloved Ones From the time of Abraham to this age of Christ You are like no other of these gods These gods say we must come to them before they help But You cross heaven and earth to come to us who cry to You You are not like these other gods These gods remain aloof from us through demands to please them But You invite us to dwell with Your very own Being to extend the ultimate hospitality You are not like these other gods These gods are of wood and metal, requiring sacrifices before they respond But You stretch out Your arms first, even to the Cross and wait for our response You are not like these other gods