We have often heard of the saying that “The fool says in his heart, there is no God and is corrupt”, but can the wise say,”There is no God”? Solomon, the king of Israel who was known for his wisdom, says, in the dedication of the temple of God, that there is no God – no God like God Almighty who manifested himself fully in the person of Jesus Christ. Solomon affirms in his prayer of dedication, that there is no God in heaven or on the earth beneath, who keeps his covenant and mercy with his servants who walk before him with all their heart (1 Kings 8:23). So next time, a fool (atheist) says “There is no God”, you don’t have to disagree with him/her, but help that person see the error of his/her ways, by elaborating that “Indeed, there is no God like Jesus, who keeps his covenant and mercy to all his fervent and faithful servants.”
Points to ponder:
Jesus amongst other gods stands out for there is no other divinely begotten eternal god – all others are man-made. There is no God like Jesus – for Jesus keeps his covenant and his mercy with all of his servants who walk before him with all their heart. In other words, only if we have an undivided heart dedicated to Jesus, loving him (God) with all our heart, can we affirm and announce, that he is a covenant and mercy keeping God, unlike any other. Is your/my heart completely dedicated to Jesus?
1 Kings 8:22-24 (KJV)
22 And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:
23 And he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:
24 Who hast kept with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him: thou spakest also with thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with thine hand, as it is this day.