Meditations-Psalm 113- Mode of Inversion

God is Holy. It is what His name means. When Moses asked God what did He reply? “And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you (Ex.3:14)”. What prompted Him to visit him in the first place was that ‘And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob (Ex.2:24)”. God remembered His promise to Abraham. Earlier also we read from the Bible of God remembering Noah and also the creatures that were with him, “And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: (Ge.8:1)” Remembering is associated with appropriate action. He sent Moses with these parting words,”This is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations”. So the nature of God is a memorial and it is eternal. Name consists of his nature expressed in such manner His mercy can be set down as Book of Remembrance for example,- it shall carry name of every soul that is created. Where it is remembered it shall also have appropriate action to complement it. It is thus Power and Wisdom of God accommodate the Father Son relationship. Noah, Moses and Abraham are all names in such a Book whether we speak of it as his Mind or any other the idea is same. The Spirit uses examples from our everyday world for our comprehension. Mercy of God, the Father and grace by God the Son are two sides of the coin. When we read of the saints bearing the name of Father in their foreheads one gets the idea about the name I AM WHO I AM.

Man is remembered because God is Love; God is Father of all mercies so He has respect unto his misery as He had for the Israelites in Egypt. In the memorial of the slain Lamb is a memorial as His Name is a memorial unto all generations.’ So Name is holy and it connects. Remembrance Mercy and grace are Power of God as expressed. On the other hand the Word, the everlasting covenant grace Judgment are Wisdom associated with the Name. Both are one and the same:’My Father and I are one (John 10:30).”

God showed his respect for man when he brought all animals for name-calling before Adam. Name of God is holy so there is a holy purpose in breathing into the nostrils of Adam. His Son similarly breathes on the disciples after he had risen, ‘Receive ye the Holy Spirit’ The action is appropriate in the Son because of the Name of God is holy. Gospel of God by principle of Association is also the Gospel of Christ so the indwelling Spirit is the means to raise man for his heavenly calling.

Love is His nature so he sent the ‘only begotten’ son. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life(3:16)”. By sending his Son He merely exercised his Power and Wisdom. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:(John 1:12).”

The Spirit while organizing the two narrative streams use mode of inversion because his Name is demonstrative of it as revealed in the passage. Thus the first shall be last and the last shall be first to indicate God’s sovereignty. “So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen(Matt.2016)”. The Moral Majority, white evangelicalism etc.,  all those who honor praise of man shall be despised since they despise the name of Jesus (Phil.2:9)’ by belittling the little ones for whom he died.

Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high,/Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!/He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;/That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children(vv.5-9).

 

 

Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.

Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.

From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord‘s name is to be praised.

The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high,

Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.

About bennythomas

I am a Dutch citizen. An architect by profession I am married and have six grandchildren. I am still keen on expressing myself and each day is new and an occasion where I might bring out from within something worthwhile.
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1 Response to Meditations-Psalm 113- Mode of Inversion

  1. bennythomas says:

    Reblogged this on Bennythomas's Weblog and commented:

    What does the Name of God signify? For that matter,Holy is his name?

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