Sunday, September 18, 2022

“God is Like...”

By Bill Brandstatter


    When I was a young boy my aunt gave me a paper describing what God is like. It listed a number of comparisons describing certain qualities of God. The paper utilized popular advertising slogans to convey what God is like. I remember just a few. I would like to use some of those and some of my own to help us to see better what God is like.

    God is like Hallmark Cards, because He cared enough to send the best. This refers to Him sending His son for sinful man. We can see from this, God’s love for mankind (1 John 3:16). God did not just send anybody, but his only begotten son. Jesus gave up his equality with God. He gave up the best, so that we would have the best (Phil. 2:5-11).

    God is like Dial Soap; He gives you round the clock protection. Imagine the assurance the apostles must have had when Jesus said, “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world” (Matt. 28:20). Likewise, God told Moses, Joshua and Christians today, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee” (Heb. 13:5). The Psalmist called him our refuge (Psa. 46:1). Truly God protects us round the clock.

    God is like Kellogg’s Cornflakes; He brings the best to you each morning. Our attitude should be like that of the Psalmist when he wrote, “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Ps. 118:24) This is not referring to the day of worship. It refers to any day. The Lord does not send us anything that is imperfect. (James 1:17) James indicates we should not presume tomorrow will come, rather have the attitude “If the Lord wills” (James 4:14). As we rise to the dawning of another day, we should rejoice that the Lord has given it to us.

    God is like American Express; you don’t want to leave home without Him. Wherever we go, whatever we do, let us remember to include God in our plans. My family and I always make it a habit to pray for God’s guidance before every trip we take. Often, we pray in the car before our departure. Let us not forget to take God with us on vacation this year.

    God is like EF Hutton; when He speaks, people listen. Certainly, there are many that don’t want to listen to what God says, yet there are some that will. God stated that His word would not return unto him void (Isa. 55:11). God chose the method of preaching to help people to understand His will (1 Cor. 1:21).

    Certainly, many other comparisons could be made. It is hoped that the ones presented here will help us to understand the sovereignty, majesty, and love of God for man.

For you are great, and do wondrous things; You alone are God.” (Psa. 86:10)
Bill Brandstatter preaches for the Marion Church of Christ in Marion, IL. He may be contacted through the congregation's website:

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