Psa 138:2 I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your loving kindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
The psalmist worships the Lord on 2 counts, “His loving kindness” and “His truth”. He notes how God magnifies His word, which means gives priority to His Word above or over all His name. If God’s name is great as we see throughout the Bible, we would definitely be puzzled by what it means that He has magnified His Word above His name.
Here are a few points for our consideration. Without the word, we would not know how great His name is. His Word displays the weight, credibility, substance, value, quality, worthiness, greatness of His name. Where Christ is exalted, the truth takes center stage for His worship. It gives us a glimpse of Isaiah’s experience in Isaiah 6. Seeing the Lord, as He revealed Himself in His glory, showed Isaiah how unworthy he was before God. We cannot truly worship a God we do not know, otherwise we end up with a god of our making. The Lord God Almighty delights in His Word because it gives full counsel of who He is and His nature. Also, it shows us how sinful we are and how we have fallen short of His glory.