When I was still in grammar school, my two younger cousins taught me the power of a magnifying glass. I first found them huddled over something. To my horror, they were ‘frying’ earthworms!. My loud protests caused them to change course. They showed me how to catch a leaf on fire. That continued until my uncle came upon the scene and my lesson was abruptly stopped. However, I never forgot the power of the sun through a magnifying glass.
Psalm 138:2 says, “…for You have magnified Your word above all Your names.” This verse continues to amaze me. Think of the power of Jesus’ name.
Remember this scene? The detachment of troops, and the officers from the chief priests and Pharasees came to arrest Jesus. When He said, ‘I am He’ they drew back and fell to the ground (John 18:3-8).
Acts 4:12 says, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which they must be saved.”
Philippians 2:10-11 says, “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
John 15:16 says, “…and whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”
The name of Jesus is powerful in every aspect of our lives. Yet, David said that he magnified God’s word above His name. We have the privilege to magnify the Son who is the living word.
How do we do that? One way is to make His word our essential. Job did. Job 23:12 says, “I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.”
Jeremiah did. Jeremiah 15:16 says, “Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.”
His word, when it is magnified in our heart, will expand within to increase our capacity to embrace and practice what He has commanded us to do. It is not a duty, but a supreme honor and privilege to drink deep of His word daily.