Magnify the Lord

Psalm 70:4b says: “Let those who love Your salvation say continually, ‘Let God be magnified.’”

– What does it mean to “magnify” God? The basic Hebrew word here, “gadol,” means “great”. To “magnify” God means to make Him great; or better, to share about His greatness. It means we are to be constantly pointing to Him; praising Him; thanking Him. We are to recognize that all good comes from Him; events are ordered for good by Him – and we are to share this with others so that they will understand how great He is, and “magnify” Him as well.

— Also notice that magnifying God is to be the “continual” expression of His people. We are to magnify God all the time — not just on Sundays or in corporate worship services!

— And who is to do this? “Those who love Your salvation.” Everyone is not going to magnify God all of the time; do not even expect it. It is only those who love His salvation who will. This is in fact a tell-tale sign: if we do NOT continually speak of His glory, it shows that we do NOT love His salvation. People don’t need more “witnessing workshops”; they need to fall in love with Him, and appreciate His salvation! When they genuinely love His salvation, they WILL speak of it! May WE prove ourselves to be among the number this verse describes! “Let God be magnified” through US!

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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