Monday’s Moment

Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven (Psalm 148:13).

God is worthy. This declaration has been a theme throughout the Psalms. The word translated “name” could also be translated “character.” God is worthy of the praise of all creation because God is above all.

God is pure, holy, righteous and for God to cease being these things, would be for God to cease being God. God is love, mercy and grace; He is these things to perfection. God does not just have these characteristics, but God is these things. Man knows love, because of God; man knows mercy, because of God and man knows grace, because of God. Without truly knowing God, one will never truly know love, mercy or grace.

God is worthy of the praise of all creation, because God makes life worthwhile. Jesus Christ said, as the Good Shepherd, He came that we might have life and that we might have it more abundantly. In one sense, the world lives but without Christ they never truly live or live abundantly.

The faithful child of God has life and has life abundantly because he understands that God created all things; that God gives and sustains life; that God gives meaning to life; that God gives purpose to life; that God gives value to life; that God puts life in its proper perspective; that God makes life possible now and that God makes life possible, eternally.

This day, praise God because He is worthy: His name is excellent and His glory is above all.