I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. (Ps. 34:1-3)
Suppose you are in a classroom sitting in a circle. The teacher informs you that each person, in turn, is to share one way we can exalt God as the Only True God. How would you respond when it becomes your turn?
Even if you are the last person in the circle, there should be something you can answer. You see, we exalt God with more than our words of praise and music. After those responses are given, you might have to think about it a bit.
Other ways to exalt God include the following:
- We exalt God when we value what He views as important. We are saying that His opinions and heart are supreme, hence, exalting Him.
- We exalt God when we obey His commands. We are saying that His ways are best, hence, exalting Him.
- We exalt God when we line up what we do with His Word, following His ways. We are saying that He is the final standard, hence, exalting Him.
- We exalt God when we help other people in their struggles by pointing them to God. We are saying that He is the ultimate source of strength, comfort, peace, and hope, hence, exalting Him.
Worship is about exalting God above all else, singling Him out as the Only True God of whom there is no greater.