Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales; behold, He lifts up the islands like fine dust. Even Lebanon is not enough to burn, nor its beasts enough for a burnt offering. All the nations are as nothing before Him, they are regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless. To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him?
God is more significant than everything else that exists put together!
As Isaiah gropes for a way to compare all the nations of the earth to God, he keeps going to greater extremes to find a fitting comparison. Compared to God they are “like a drop from a bucket…a speck of dust on the scales…fine dust…not enough to burn…as nothing before Him…less than nothing…meaningless.”
Finally when he cannot make the comparison any more extreme, he says, “To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him?”
How foolish we are to ever put God on the sideline in our lives, to view Him as a convenient aspect of life. He is so much more important than anything else in our lives that there is not even any way to express it meaningfully.
Put God first, and your life will be as it should be: less stressed, more balanced, joyful and meaningful.