“Oh Lord, our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth, who have set your glory above the heavens!” Psalm 8:1
“Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its going down the Lord’s name is to be praised. The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens.” Psalm 113:2-4
So, last week in Treasure God’s Name, Part One, I wrote about being wary of misusing God’s name. In contrast, His name must be viewed with reverence and awe.
A name is a reflection of a person’s character. God gave Himself the name ‘I AM’. This indicates His eternal being, He who was and is and will be, forever. God’s name is clearly to be regarded as precious. It is strong, sparkling, a precious stone. It is a privilege to use it. A privilege which must not be abused.
Use God’s name to worship Him. Read one of the many Psalms which extol the glories of the Lord.
Use God’s name with awe at His Majesty, and His creation.
Use God’s name with thankfulness that He has allowed us to speak to Him through His Spirit!
Finally, use it with joy. Because you are His child, you know Him, and He has forgiven you your sins!