Psa. 34:3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together!
How is it possible to magnify the Lord. Stephen preached that the heavens can’t even contain Him. Was Steven exaggerating about God’s greatness? Impossible!!! The infinite qualities of God are impossible to exaggerate. As a Christian, no matter how hard we try we cannot begin to overstate or overestimate His greatness. His ways are past finding out. As a preacher that’s my job. I am called to magnify the Lord with my words. As I do, it draws others into the experience of His greatness. Oh come on!!! Magnify the Lord with me. Spurgeon speaks often about magnifying the Lord. Check this out.
“O magnify the Lord with me. Is this request addressed to the humble? If so it is most fitting. Who can make God great but those who feel themselves to be little? He bids them help him to make the Lord’s fame greater among the sons of men. Jehovah is infinite, and therefore cannot really be made greater, but his name grows in manifested glory as he is made known to his creatures, and thus he is said to be magnified. It is well when the soul feels its own inability adequately to glorify the Lord, and therefore stirs up others to the gracious work; this is good both for the man himself and for his companions. No praise can excel that which lays us prostrate under a sense of our own nothingness, while divine grace like some topless Alp rises before our eyes and sinks us lower and lower in holy awe. Let us exalt his name together. Social, congregated worship is the outgrowth of one of the natural instincts of the new life. In heaven it is enjoyed to the full, and earth is like heaven where it abounds.”
This verse typifies the life and ministry emphasis of King David. He had tasted something so special in the presence of the Lord that he longed to share it with as many people as possible. He had discovered that in magnifying the Lord with his voice that he would would be brought into the reality of that. Talking about God’s greatness to others and singing about His greatness is the sure way to taste the reality of that for ourselves. For Pentecostal Christians that brings us to the essence of our prayer language. Sometimes our human words can’t say it big enough. Our heavenly words transcend those limitations and bring us to to the sense of His magnificence. What is the outcome? Like Paul, I will sing with my natural mind and I will sing with the Spirit. I will pray with my natural mind and I will pray with the Spirit. Magnifying the Lord in this way will bring you into His magnificent glory.