From Pastor’s Desk: 12-27-15
Exodus 15:2 (NIV) The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
It seems rather strange that the One who is highly exalted would want us, His children, to exalt Him. I mean, whether we exalt Him or not, He IS exalted!
By definition the word “Exalted” means:
- …raised or elevated, as in rank or character; of high station: an Exalted personage.
- …noble or elevated; lofty: an exalted style of writing…
He is all that. So why is it necessary for us to exalt Him? In prayer, praise, worship, and in our daily mundane tasks, it is totally necessary for us to realize and recognize the fact that we serve a God (the only Living God) that from His “elevated rank or character”, from His “station” of exaltation, and as an exalted personage, deserves ALL our praise and worship, ALL honor and glory.
I am convinced that when we exalt Him He in turn exalts us, raising us up to higher heights, to levels not yet achieved, and revelations of mysteries of the gospel and His personage that we cannot hope to understand at a lesser place in Him.
To repeat, “Whether we exalt Him or not, He IS exalted!” He will remain exalted! But, O, what blessings, both naturally and spiritually we miss when we don’t!