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The Magnified Word of God

"I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name." (Psalm 138:2)

The Word of God is not greater than God, of course, but is greater than His name, and this is, itself, inestimably magnificent. The "name" of God represents all that He is and all that He does and is supremely deserving of the praise of all His creatures.

But we can only know His name--what He is and what He does through His Word. The full exposition of His character of truth and His acts of love and mercy can be discerned only through His Word, which thus becomes greater than His name, by manifesting and revealing His name.

"As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" (John 1:12). We believe on His name, and thereby receive Him, by trusting His Word of truth and appropriating His forgiving mercy; we deny His name by doubting His Word and despising His proffered salvation.

The Word of God is "light" (Psalm 119:105), and "thy word is truth" (John 17:17). It is living and energizing (Hebrews 4:12). It is perfect, sure, right, pure, clean, true, and righteous altogether (Psalm 19:7-9). "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable. . . . That the man of God may be perfect" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

May God enable us, in full sincerity of heart and mind, to "worship" (literally to "bow down" to His Word) in everything He says--believing and obeying His promises and His commandments.

There are many who charge Christians with placing too much emphasis on the written Word, but it is impossible to place too much emphasis on the Bible, for God Himself has magnified His Word even above His name! HMM

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