In life, but especially in the Bible sense, one’s name is representative of who you are. Take your own name, for example. Your reputation, your ability to function socially, financially and otherwise has a good deal to do with your name. Think about someone that you know. When you mention his or her name to a mutual acquaintance isn’t there a picture that comes to mind? And don’t you attach a certain credibility to that picture? In some way, that is the measure of authority that person has in life.
The Name of Jesus, the Bible teaches, is “above all names” and that sits well with what other portions of the Bible have to say about His authority. It says that “all” authority is His and “all” is under His feet. So you and I must bow to that authority. Forces of darkness must also bow. And every other entity or situation you can think of, that also must “bow” before the Lord and obey.
What does that mean for you? It means that you need to present your life to Him, God “Most High.” It also means that when you pray and use His Name that if you ask according to His will, whatever you ask is done. Because His Name is Higher than any other. But it especially means that we need to love Him the most. Because if One so great, so above everything and everyone else bends to love you, it’s the greatest love you’ll ever receive. Love Him with your life, your thoughts, your words and your deeds, love Him with all your heart. Because His Name is above every other name. PB