Exalted Above All (Psalm 148:13)

Psalm 148:13 (ESV)


Let them praise the name of the Lord,

for his name alone is exalted;

his majesty is above earth and heaven.


     There are some verses that, if we really see them as true, completely change our lives. The above, though it may not seem like it, is just such a verse. If this verse is true, everything, absolutely everything, about your and my worldview has to change.


     What is so significant? The verse above declares that God’s name, the name of the LORD, alone is to be exalted. There is no other name under heaven which is higher or greater. There is no other name that compares. The name of the God of the Bible, the God revealed to us in the persons of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, is the true name above all things.


     You say, “Of course this is true. We know that already.” Great. Then ask yourself what changes if it is something you believe is true rather than simply acknowledging as an abstract fact. If God’s name alone is exalted, how does that impact your decision-making? What do you exalt? How does what you exalt compare to the name of the LORD? How does your praise shift away from God? How might you better make your life and help the lives of those around you magnify the God we know?