Magnify the Lord

Merriam Webster’s online dictionary defines magnify this way: “to cause to be held in greater esteem or respect; to increase in significance; to enlarge in fact or in appearance.”  Isn’t it amazing how men can “magnify” so many things in our lives?  Whether it is our favorite sports team, NASCAR driver, golfer, fishing or hunting story, we have the ability to magnify the event when we share it with others.  What if God’s men took that same concept and magnified the Lord?  Wow, what a change we would see in our world! David tells us in Psalm 34:3 “Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.” David is asking us to help spread the word so that we make God’s goodness and grace widely recognized and known.  Charles Spurgeon said it this way: “Jehovah is infinite, and therefore cannot really be made greater, but his name grows in manifested glory as he is made known to his creatures, and thus he is said to be magnified.  It is well when the soul feels its own inability adequately to glorify the Lord, and therefore stirs up others to the gracious work; this is good both for the man himself and for his companions.”

David’s goal is to raise people’s awareness to the awesome power and love of God and therefore increase their faith and dependence on Him.  David’s message to God’s men is clearly saying let’s join together and exalt the name above all names; the creator of all that was, is or ever shall be; the one and only provider of all our needs; the Great Shepherd; the I am; alpha and omega; and the list goes on and on when we refer to Almighty God.  I don’t know about you, but that gets my blood flowing and I want to shout to the mountain tops to magnify my Lord!  God’s men should apply what is written in Psalm 35:28 which states “My tongue will speak of your righteousness and of your praises all day long.”  Are you magnifying the Lord in your daily life?  Psalm 40 verse 16 tells us “Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let such as love Your salvation say continually, ‘The LORD be magnified!”  Guys, if we are truly seeking God and we love His gift of salvation that He has so freely given us, then we are to magnify the Lord.  Psalm 69:30 says “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.”   Are you living your life in such a way that you “increase in significance” the relationship with your Lord?

There is a powerful song that Mark Harris recorded entitled “One True God” and I think it gives us the reasons we should magnify our Lord.  The song says:

I don’t have a God I can put on a stand
Or a God I hold in the palm of my hand
I have a God that’s holding me
And I don’t have a God that I can create
In the place I live with the money I make
I have a God, He made everything
So I don’t need a temporary man made deity
When I got the real thing
I got the real thing

He’s the Lord of all the earth
The maker of all things
He alone is the one true God
Kingdoms rise and fall
But even through it all
He remains
The one true God

I don’t have a thing that I got on my own
I don’t have a care that I carry alone
But I have a God who’s carrying me
I don’t have sin that He doesn’t forgive
And I don’t have a heart that is worthy of His
But I have a God who still loves me
So I don’t need a temporary man made deity
When I got the real thing
I got the real thing

Who is this King of Glory
The Lord strong and mighty
Who is this King of Glory
The Lord strong and mighty
Who is this King of Glory
Who is this King of Glory

What an incredible description of the Awesome God we serve!  Join with me right now in committing to magnify the “King of Glory, The Lord Strong and Mighty”, who has loved you and me with a love that is so indescribable and so worthy to be magnified.  Let’s join together and let all men know that we have found the “real thing” and He is readily available to them just as He is available to you and me.  God’s men let’s MAGNIFY THE LORD!

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