In Ps 70:4, David wrote, “let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.” We are certainly those who love the Lord’s salvation and so we should certainly be the ones who say continually, Let God be magnified.
Let God be magnified – Ps 70:4 – “Let God be magnified.” Today God is being minimized and science is being magnified. I’m currently listening to Undeniable, by Bill Nye. In this book he explains that evolution and the science of natural processes are undeniable. In a statement about Darwin, Nye said, “Darwin didn’t see any sign of a designer or any need for one.” Of course, like all evolutionists, Nye says that soon we hope to find the origin of life. They never will unless they find God. And they won’t, since one of their objectives is to eventually prove that God didn’t create all you see.
Do you understand that science is being magnified and God is being minimized? Evolutionary theory magnifies science and minimizes God. With the measures being taken to stop the spread of coronavirus, you have heard statements like, “we are following the science.” Concerns about climate change have magnified science. Discussions about gender identity magnify science. Genetic research and modification magnify science. All of these minimize God.
Paul wrote Timothy, “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called,” 1 Tim 6:20. We don’t have to defend God. But we do have to avoid the oppositions of science falsely so called. When science runs contrary to the truth of the Bible, it is opposed to God and it is, therefore, false. Much of evolutionary theory is unscientific, by definition.
Until the Lord himself appears, it is up to Bible believers to magnify God. We are the ones who must avoid profane and vain babblings and we are the ones who must avoid the oppositions of science falsely so called. He said “avoid” them. If you don’t avoid them, and magnify God, instead, your children will follow the science rather than God.
Let God’s name be magnified – 2 Sam 7:26 – “And thy name be magnified for ever.” I was listening to The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe, about the Project Mercury astronauts, but had to quit listening because of the repeated expletives taking the name of God in vain. I just couldn’t stand it. God’s name is continually blasphemed in this society.
We, as Bible believers, must magnify the name of God. That’s what the apostles did. In Acts 4:10, Peter explained how the lame man was healed. He said, “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.”
He went on to say, “Neither is their salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved,” Acts 4:12. Well, if calling on the name of the Lord is what saves men, Rom 10:9-10, 13, then by all means we should be magnifying his name. We should continually preach the gospel.
Let God’s word be magnified – Ps 138:2 – “for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” If you think about it, how are they going to know the name of God apart from hearing the words of God. There are over a billion people who think the name of God is Allah. That’s not his name. By magnifying the word of God, people know the true name of God. Thus, his word is magnified above his name.
Yesterday, we were at the seawall passing out tracts and New Testaments. Robert said, “They are going like hotcakes.” You realize that there are still many, many people who don’t know God’s words.
We, as Bible believers, are the ones who must magnify his words. Ps 68:11 says, “The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.” Get it into the hands of the people who don’t know God’s words.
Let Christ be magnified – Phil 1:20 – “… with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, to by death.” Paul magnified God, the name of God, and the words of God by his preaching. Paul magnified Christ in his body. Our bodies are the temple fo the Holy Ghost. And it is through the presence of Jesus Christ in us that people see Christ magnified.
Richard Wurmbrand, the Romanian pastor who was Tortured for Christ, magnified Christ in his body. He was a testimony to other political prisoners to receive Jesus and to other believers to stand in their faith for Christ. Despite repeated beatings and threats, these men prayed and worshipped the Lord. Their guards were cowards by comparison to these men. They would have never endured for communism what these men and women endured for Christ.
At some point in the future, we may be persecuted for our faith in Christ. Will you let Christ be magnified in your body? You must resolve to take this stand now, lest when you are persecuted you lose your resolve.
Conclusion: We are the ones who must magnify God, magnify his name, magnify his words, and magnify Christ in our bodies. Let us do our work faithfully.