Preacher: “O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.”

Seeker: I believe this with all of my heart, soul, and body. But Preacher, which name would bring the most glory to the Divine? The Divine has so many aspects!

Preacher: The disciples who lived and walked with Jesus had a difficult time at first realizing that the Jesus they knew was also the Lord God, Yahweh or Adonai as they would have called Creator and Ruler of them. Then, when Jesus left them – or more precisely – as he was preparing to leave them as the gospels tell it, Jesus told them that the Holy Spirit was coming and said that He, the Lord God, and the Holy Spirit are a Triune Deity. So your question is interesting; how best to bring glory to the Lord God by using the most accurate name. Because actually, while the Divine is Triune the roles that the Lord God/Jesus Christ/the Holy Spirit are much more diverse than just three names.

Seeker: Is there an answer to that question?

Preacher: “Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.” I guess Seeker, in one respect, the Name of the Lord that brings the most glory is one that defeats those powers and principalities that come up against us.

Seeker: The psalmist also said, “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?” That raises another question in my mind; why would a Lord God who is Divine care about humanity.

Preacher: That is a good question also. The psalmist continues by saying, “Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor. You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.”

Seeker: So, if we name the Divine all the names that is due to the God-self, there would be an endless amount of names. Starting with Creator, moving onward to Giver of life and sustenance, then on to Redeemer, and further on to Holy Spirit or the Presence of the Divine; and more after that to uphold us and sustain us throughout the ages . . . . why, then any Name that accurately and aptly describes who the Divine does would bring glory to the Lord God!

Preacher & Seeker: “O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8)