“Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: “I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.
God is only, supreme, and eternal. This simple statement is packed with theological heft and power. Let us examine it further.
God is the only true God. Apart from Him, there is no other. All others gods are fakes and counterfeits. Idols cannot see, hear, or act. The God of Scripture sees, hears, and wills the entirety of everything. Yes, there is only one true God.
God is supreme. 1 Samuel 2:2 tells us “No one is holy like the LORD, For there is none besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.” Every person and entity in the universe bows the knee to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Lord is supreme over all.
God is eternal. Consider this quote from Psalm 90:2—Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. Before anything was, God is. He is the one who was, the one who is, and the one who is to come. (Revelation 1:4)
Let us give thanks and praise to the only God, the supreme God, the eternal God!