Saturday, January 25, 2014

Importance of God’s Word

Every time someone calls me Reverend Knight, I cringe.  It hits me right in my heart. The term, reverend, is used one time in scripture:

Psalm 111:9
He sent redemption unto his people:
he hath commanded his covenant for ever:
holy and reverend is his name.

Only one person in the bible is called reverend and that is the Lord Jesus Christ.  Don’t ever call a man reverend…if you’re used to doing that, try to change that.  Holy and reverend is God’s name!

Psalm 138:12
A Psalm of David  [about the Messiah]
I will praise thee with my whole heart:
before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name
for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth:
for thou
[God]  hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

Did you just see what that said?  As much as God makes a big deal about his name, there is something that he magnifies even above that…his word!  Do you understand what it means to magnify his word?

Isaiah 42:21
The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake;
he will magnify the law
[his word], and make it honourable.

You can trust God…even beyond his name; you can trust his word.

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Paul addresses God’s name being blasphemed among the Gentiles in his first epistle to the carnal Corinthians.  They were saints who acted like they were lost.

1 Corinthians 5:3-5
For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit
(that being, present through the word of his that they had)
…have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ
(notice his name has power with it)
…to deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh
(that is why you’re not supposed to be a stranded grace believer.  Satan loves to have saints out there on their own.)
…that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
(The point here, being that Paul is interested in that person’s reward at the judgment seat of Christ.)

The way that we, today, glorify the name of the Lord Jesus Christ is by listening to his apostle to us – the apostle Paul, who wrote Romans through Philemon for us gentiles in this dispensation of the grace of God.

1 Corinthians 14:37
If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I [Paul] write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

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1 comment:

  1. Good thing I always refer to you as Pastor Knight! :)