What a mighty God we serve! He created us, loves us, and desires a continual relationship with us. God is all things to each of us, although we each view and accept Him differently because He created each of us to be different beings.
Our Almighty God is never different from anything He has ever said or done, as the Bible steadfastly proclaims God is:
- Omnipresent – 1 Kings 8:27 “But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!
- Omniscient – Job 42:2 “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
- Omnipotent – Hebrews 1:3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
I believe these Godly words with all my heart. But, let’s see how our earthly Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary defines God.
God – noun : the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe
The Being perfect in power, wisdom and goodness. These words flawlessly describe something humans can never amount to in our lifetime.
The Bible also proclaims God’s name represents –
5. Magnificence – Psalm 145:3-5, Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6. Honor – 1 Samuel 2:30, “Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.’ But now the LORD declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.
We can never reach the perfectness of God. Though don’t we so often try to make ourselves more important than God each time we belittle Him?
Instead of honoring His glorious name – which defines God’s perfectness and all that He stands for, we too often use His title name, God, as an exclamation in surprise/anger. When we choose to trivialize His name like this, our action lowers the definition of God as we selfishly belittle Him.
The Lord’s name is misused so often on television, it has desensitized us to the fact that it is breaking one of His Ten Commandments. When you hear something often enough, even if it is wrong, that something slithers into the norm. So when people repeat God’s name incorrectly in their personal conversations, this bad language doesn’t seem all that wrong because they hear it over and over in daily entertainment.
It seems to be the popular thing to publicly proclaim the names Jesus and God, with no intention of lifting the names up. Quite the opposite, the intent is to use The Name foolishly to provoke human emotion. But God’s name reigns above human emotion and can never be pulled down to our selfish human level.
God’s name describes His being. God is the architect, author, and artist of the world. He reigns as biographer, biologist and bricklayer of mankind. We acknowledge Him as chemist, choreographer, and creator of life itself. All tasks capable by only One, whose resume has no beginning and no end.
In the name of Jesus, we are forgiven of our sins. Acts 10:43 states: All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” For the sake of our eternity, knowing Jesus means having salvation.
In the name of Jesus we are also baptized, symbolizing we give up our old life for one new in Jesus. These are examples of love. In every commandment God gave us, His desire is that we learn His love for us, that we willfully obey Him, and that we share this love with others.
When we need to convey our immediate emotions and circumstances, it’s important to remember to choose our words wisely and not take the Lord’s name in vain. This action follows His third commandment, acknowledges what God’s name represents, and displays our love for Him.
Let’s Lift him up don’t pull him down.