Today’s Bible reading is Psalm 138.
As David gives thanks to the LORD and sings praise with his “whole heart” in Psalm 138, he writes in verse 2:
…for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
To exalt is to raise in rank, power, or character. When we exalt, we are elevating. We are praising.
God, according to Psalm 138, has exalted his name and his word “above all things.” Think about that. Nothing–not one thing in the universe–is higher in rank, power, or character than the name and the word of God.
Life, the way it was meant to be, recognizes this fact and follows the Creator’s lead. “I will exalt your name and your word above all things.” His name is more important than my name. His word matters more than anyone else’s word. Therefore, I am resolved to submit to and abide in his word for the sake of his glorious name. This is life, the way it was meant to be.
Could your prayers use a breath of fresh God-provided air today? You’d be hard-pressed to find something better and more profound than Psalm 138:2. “Father, help me to exalt your name and your word above all things.”