I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; for You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
David wrote that God magnifies His Word above His own name.
The name of the Lord is all-powerful. At the name of Jesus, every knee will bow and every tongue shall confess He is Lord (Philippians 2:10-11). If God’s name is the name above all names and His Word is greater than His name, this gives us great assurance that the Word of God is absolutely true and the promises He has made are guaranteed (Psalms 19:7-13).
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
—2 Corinthians 1:20
In 2 Corinthians 1:20, Paul spoke about the faithfulness of God’s promises because he had told the Corinthians he was coming back to see them, and he hadn’t yet returned. Paul didn’t want them to believe he didn’t keep his word. If the validity of Paul’s personal word was questionable, then what he had shared with them about Christ would also be questionable. Paul told the Corinthians that his word was as good as the Gospel he had preached to them.
People judge what we say by our integrity. What we do always speaks louder than what we say. If we lack personal integrity, we lose the respect of others. When we have integrity, we honor God. Our lives worship him.
Dear Father, you magnify your Word above your own name. We honor you when we believe in the truth of your Word and we allow your truth to transform our minds. When the seed of your incorruptible truth is conceived in our hearts, that truth becomes what we believe (1 Peter 1:23). It becomes who we are. We live the truth of your Word. Our faith makes a difference in our actions.
Your promises are yes and amen. They are guaranteed. You are faithful to live up to your Word. Lord, we rely on you to live our lives with integrity—faithfully living up to the promises that we make. We want to glorify you in everything we do so that your revelation of grace is received in the lives of others.
When we know the truth of your Word, we believe everything is new in us. Holy Spirit, challenge us not to live on the edge of your grace. Reveal yourself to us and in us. When we believe in our hearts we are reborn in your righteousness—when we take ownership of the new identity that you have given us, we believe who you say we are in your Word. When we believe we have right standing with you, we are free to come to you with anything. Our vision changes. The perspective of what we naturally think then becomes your spiritual perspective.
The faith you have given us is the substance of what you have promised. It is evidence of what we haven’t seen. By faith, we envision your promises already fulfilled before we experience them. We believe you are trustworthy so we believe what you promise is trustworthy. We know we shall receive what you promise because we believe.
Praise you, Jesus, for your grace! We are no longer in debt! Praise you for your Resurrection life in us! Praise you for your promises! They are yes and amen, and they are ours. Open our spiritual eyes and ears and understanding. Holy Spirit, teach us to believe and take ownership of who we are in your grace. We rest in your promises.
Now this is the confidence that I have in you, Lord. If I ask anything according to your will, you hear me. I know that you hear me, and whatever I ask, I know that I have the petitions that I have asked of you (1 John 5:14-15).
I worship you! I praise your Holy name! I praise your Word. It is my truth. You are my confidence. My assurance is in you!
© 2023 Lynn Lacher