From a child I have been intrigued by magnifying glasses; the way they bring things in to clearer focus and provide the ability to visualize the intricate detail of things that would otherwise be unseen by the human eye has always fascinated me. In the sermon yesterday, a reference was brought to my attention that I had not clearly focused on in the Bible before, the reference “to magnify Him”.
“O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.” Psalms 34:3
“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.” Psalms 69:30
So this morning I paused to consider what that meant, to magnify Him, and it occurred to me that it meant much the same as what it did when I experienced using a magnifying glass as a child. We are to live in such a way that we bring Him in to clearer focus before a lost and dying world. We are to give an example of Him that enables others to visualize the intricate detail of “Who He is” in such a way that would otherwise be unseen by the “human eye” of this world. All of which is impossible without us allowing Him to work in our hearts so that He can be magnified through us.
“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.” Luke 1:46-47
I want “to magnify Him” in all that I say and do, for He has done so much for me. His work is far beyond imagination and His provision far exceeds any thought or comprehension of man.
“Remember that thou magnify His work, which men behold.” Job 36:24