Magnified Thy Word
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. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. Psalms 138:2-3 (KJV)
I have always enjoyed using a magnifying glass so that I could see what was hidden from the natural eye. As I age, it seems to be more and more necessary than it was when I was young. Be that as it may, I remember ants becoming huge when viewed through a magnifying lens. Feathers and flowers became items of great intrigue as the tiny intricacies of their make up became visible. Textures and hues unseen before now became discernable. Binoculars and telescopes serve the same purpose for things at distances small and great. Thank God for them!
The word translated, magnified, is the Hebrew word,
gadal. It not only means magnify, in the sense of making larger, but it also means to become great or important, to promote, make powerful and greater.
His Word tells us that He regards His Word as being more important, greater and more powerful than His name. His Word has been promoted above His name.
This is intriguing to me in that His name has been lost. All we have left is the Tetragrammaton. This the name of God with the vowels removed. Thus, we are left with, YHWH. We have the name of His Son, Jesus, who is the Logos, or Word:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 (KJV)
Scripture teaches us that it is the revelation of Jesus, that Jesus is the focus of its every word and that it is a living text.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
There is nothing more important or powerful on earth than the living Word spoken by our lips. – Selah
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