The verses we will look at today will help to explain why we stress the importance of God's Word so much. We will look first at Psalm 138:
Ps 138:2 (KJV)
2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
"I will worship" is the Hebrew word, shachah, which means: to bow down, to prostrate oneself in reverence, to pay homage, toward Thy holy temple "and praise", the Hebrew word, yadah, which means: to revere or worship with extended hands, to give thanks, to laud, to praise, Thy name for "thy lovingkindness", the Hebrew word, checed, which means: goodness, kindness, faithfulness, mercy, and for "thy truth", the Hebrew word, emeth, which means: sureness, reliability, faithfulness, trustworthiness, for "thou hast magnified", the Hebrew word, gadal, which means: to become great or important, to promote, to make powerful, to do great things, thy word above all thy name. The Amplified Bible says this:
Ps 138:2 (Amplified)
2I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth and faithfulness; for You have exalted above all else Your name and Your word and You have magnified Your word above all Your name!
We see here that God Himself is responsible for elevating the Word of God to an even higher place than the Name! And we know how high THAT is!:
Phil 2:9-11 (Amplified)
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
EVERY knee will eventually bow to Jesus the Christ as Lord! His Name is above any and every situation we could ever face! We can use the Name of Jesus to overcome every attack! But the REALLY good news is that we have a weapon that is even greater and higher than the Name of Jesus! That would be the Word of God! After all, the Bible tells us that Jesus was given the Name, but He IS the Word!
John 1:1-3 (Amplified)
1IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. 2He was present originally with God. 3All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.
And then this verse:
John 1:14 (Amplified)
14And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth.
Jesus and His Word are one and the same! He IS the Word and He's been GIVEN the Name. Then He gave the Name AND the Word to us to use to take authority over all the power of the enemy! Do you see how we are MORE than conquerors through Jesus! Keep getting the Word inside of you until it becomes real to YOU. Then speak that Word into every situation you face. You will have the same results Jesus did and God will get all the glory!
Shalom in Him!