Summary: A message describing why God has placed so much importance on his Word.
Now if I understand this verse correctly, God is telling us that he has maginified his Word above all, even his name. Now I don’t want you to misunderstand or to think that his name is not important, because it is, in fact if you will turn over to Exodus 20:7, we see here where God gave moses the ten commandments on Mt. Sinai and in Verse 7 he says " THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD IN VAIN, FOR THE LORD WILL NOT HOLD HIM GUILTLESS THAT TAKETH HIS NAME IN VAIN" God is here saying that we ought to reverence the name of God. You know I looked up that word vain and it means to use it in a useless manner, and let me say I hear many today use God’s name in a useless manner, for ex. have you ever heard or say for yourself for that matter, O MY GOD, or O MY GOSH, you see that’s useing God’s name in a useless manner, and we ought to speak his name with the utmost reverence, with the highest respect, God himself says in PHILIP. 2:9-11 " WHEREFORE GOD ALSO HATH HIGHLY EXALTED HIM AND GIVEN HIM A NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME. THAT AT THE NAME OF JESUS EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW OF THINGS IN HEAVEN AND THINGS IN EARTH AND THINGS UNDER THE EARTH AND THAT EVERY TONGUE SHOULD CONFESS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER." You see that’s how important his name is., But here in Psalm 138:2 we see where God has placed his word even above his name. You know I preached a message some time ago on genuine faith and we saw where a person who has this kind of faith will #1 Committ His Life to God, #2 Will have confidence in his God #3 Will be Loyal to the one who has called him out of darkness into his marvelous light, But my friend you mark it down our Loyalty, our Confidence, our committment will depend upon our loyalty to this Book, or His Word, If we are to ever be used of God, we will 1st of all have to be a student of the Word. I don’t care what you are endeavering to do for him, Preaching, Teaching, Wittnessing, you see your church will never be more spiritual than you the people are, and you the people will be only as spiritual as your committment to this book., WE MUST AS GOD’S CHILDREN GET IN THE BOOK. You look at those that God used and you will find that they knew what thus saitheth the Lord. Look at Elijah when he went to wicked king ahab he quoted Deut 11:16-17, Daniel it is said that he purposed in his heart, why, because he knew what God required of them, Peter’s sermon on the day of pentecost quoted from Joel and Psalms, you see I find that God blesses those that are devoted to his word.
BUT WHY HAS GOD PLACED SO MUCH IMPORTANCE ON HIS WORD, EVEN TO THE POINT WHERE HE HAS MAGNIFIED IT EVEN ABOVE HIS NAME. wHY IS IT SO VALUEABLE? TURN TO
#1 John 3:5 IT BRINGS SALVATION
We find where Nicodemus comes to Jesus and when he sees him he tells him in verse 3 "VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO THEE, EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN, HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD." Now nicodemus didn’t understand so Jesus goes a little farther to explain in verse 5 "VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO THEE, EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN OF WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT, HE CANNOT ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD" Now let me say I’ve heard preachers preach that he is making reference to water baptism, but I don’t believe he is WHY because turn to Rom. 6:3-4 "KNOW YE NOT, THAT SO MANY OF US AS WERE BAPTISED INTO JESUS CHRIST WERE BAPTISED INTO HIS DEATH. THEREFORE WE ARE BURIED WITH HIM BY BAPTISM INTO DEATH;THAT LIKE AS CHRIST WAS RAISED UP FROM THE DEAD BY THE GLORY OF THE FATHER, EVEN SO WE ALSO SHOULD WALK IN NEWNESS OF LIFE." You see Baptism is a type of death not life, not birth. Now if he is not refering to baptism then what, Turn to EPH.5:26 Here he is telling the wives to be in subjection to their husbands, and to Love them even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it, why verse 26 " THAT HE MIGHT SANTIFY AND CLEANSE IT,WITH THE WASHING OF WATER BY THE WORD." You see when he mentions water he is making reference to the Word of God. You see when the Word of God is read and preached in the power of the Holy Spiritit will bring CONVICTION to the Heart. Listen to me it is this Book that shows us #1 WERE LOST Rom. 3:23 " FOR ALL HAVE SINNED, AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD." Rom. 5:12 "WHEREFORE,AS BY ONE MAN SIN ENTERED INTO THE WORLD, AND DEATH BY SIN; AND SO DEATH PASSED UPON ALL MEN, FOR THAT ALL MEN HAVE SINNED;" Now according to that were all born sinners, there are no exceptions. Now it also shows