Comparing Gods

To whom will you compare me?
                  —Isaiah 46:5

Here is a graphic comparison between God and gods. Pay special attention to the “carry” words.
Listen to me … you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth.
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
                                                                                      —Isa. 46:3, 4


Some pour out gold from their bags and weigh out silver on the scales; they hire a goldsmith to make it into a god, and they bow down and worship it.
They lift it to their shoulders and carry it; they set it up in its place, and there it stands. From that spot it cannot move.
Though one cries out to it, it does not answer; it cannot save him from his troubles.
                                                                                                 —Isa. 46:6-7

God carries God-made people.
People carry people-made gods.

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