We all have things to which we would ascribe the word exquisite. A beautiful diamond comes to mind. An experience that overwhelms a variety of senses can be another. Perhaps you have consumed a meal that made your taste buds dance. And how about a top-of-their-game performance when an athlete or an artist nails it?! A beautiful thing for sure.
I looked up that word the other day and found that “exquisite” means something “beautiful and usually delicate.” Something “nuanced” is implicit in the word. It is not merely enough for something to BE truly beautiful in order to be exquisite. It must overpower us in both obvious and subtle ways, overtaking us with a hint or handful of surprise as well.
God is exquisite in every way. He is not a human who needs to be flattered. He is not capricious in His judgements or actions. He is the Living God, filled with precision and purpose. From the building blocks of life’s atoms and DNA to the wild expanse of the universe and cosmos – everything tells us we have a God Who is immense, beautiful, and delicate in His exquisite fine tuning.
But added to that, the Living God has a an exquisite heart. He is kind, long-suffering, and mostly – willing to pay the ultimate price as He composes His great works for us to see.
“Who is like You among the gods, O LORD?
Who is like You, majestic in holiness,
Awesome in praises, working wonders?
Feeling peacefully in awe,