Read – 2 Samuel 22
Focus on verse 32
In the unlikely event that you are are not familiar with what a rhetorical question might be, it is typically defined as a question that is asked in order to make a point rather than to elicit an answer…in other words the question does not really expect an answer because the answer is understood to be obvious.
In today’s reading we find the words of a song that David likely wrote during the time he was hiding in the wilderness from Saul. When David asks the question,
For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God? (v. 32)
He is using this figure of speech, he is not asking because he does not know, rather, he asks it so that he can continue to declare the greatness of God in his answer to the question.
The Lord is God, the Lord is One, there is no other. No other being can legitimately claim to be the sovereign ruler of the universe. No other being comes close to matching God in power, in wisdom, love or mercy. In fact, any living being that has life and breath, only has it because God gave it to them, and God could just as easily take it from them. The only reason He does not in many cases is because of His great love and mercy.
There is no other like our God, and eternity will not be long enough to plumb the depths of the awesome attributes of who He is. I suspect it will be similar to the way we experience Him in the present…the more we discover about God, the more we realize how much bigger He is than we first imagined.