“This is what the Lord says—
Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty:
I am the first and I am the last;
apart from me there is no God.
Isaiah 44 verse 6
This is a heavy verse – pretty controversial in our days as it was then. It hits right to the heart of the lie that says that there are many Gods and we need to choose the one that suits us. Is he mega-arrogant? If you’ve made the universe, and are the only one who pre-existed it, you get to say “apart from me there is no God”. But he’s not just unique and bigger than us, he is also a redeemer, he saves. His redeemed people live with him as their king.