Thursday, March 22, 2018

Excellent Name

O. T. #1175  "Excellent Name"
March 22, 2018
Psalms 8
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth! Who hath set Thy glory above the heavens.  Psalms 8:1


What is in a name? Have you researched the meaning of yours? Mine means "beautiful." I'm so sure that I can live up to that name, though. Only Christ ruling in me can make me worthy of it.

Read our key verse. Here God's name is translated Jehovah, who art our Sovereign Lord and Master.
When we compare our selves to God's greatness and majesty we realize our smallness. Our Creator is so much stronger and wise than we His creation is. In great authority He reigns over all the earth and us. When everything is put into the right perspective, we humble our self before the Savior.
One day Christ will come reign upon the earth as King of kings. One day there will be a new heaven and a new earth for us believers. Then all the hate, evil, and sinfulness will be gone. What a glorious time!

MacArthur says that LORD refers to Yahweh, while Lord refers to His sovereignty. Does God rule over us as our Sovereign Lord and Master of our life?


What is man that Thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that Thou visitest him?
(verse 4)

Will you take time to read Romans 8:15-18. Believers are heirs of God, joint-heirs with Christ. The first Adam lost his position of ruling over creation in the Garden. The second Adam, Christ, has more than regained that ruling position since He became our Savior.

In verse 9, David proclaims the excellency of our LORD again.


Thank You Jesus for all You are to us, for all You give to us, and for all You do for us.
Glory to Your Excellent Name.

Dear friends, I have a prayer request again. My sister in law, Wanda, is in the hospital with congestive heart failure since Monday. Her heart valves are not functioning right, so her kidneys are not. It has been 5 years since she went through the same ordeal, but God brought her through. With God all things are possible, so we are trusting Him with her life.

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