“That men may know that Thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the Most High over all the earth.”
Hearing of the Lord’s marvelous deeds in defeating such a numerous confederacy, the very heathen would be compelled to acknowledge the greatness of the Lord. We read in 2 Chronicles 20:30, that the fear of God was on all the neighboring kingdoms when they heard that Jehovah fought against the enemies of Israel. Jehovah is essentially the Most High.
He who is self-existent is infinitely above all creatures and all the earth is but His footstool.
The godless race of man disregards this, and yet at times the wonderful works of the Lord compel the most unwilling to adore His majesty when they hear this proclamation:
That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the Most High over all the earth
Early English History informs us, that some bloodthirsty persecutors were marching on a band of Christians. The Christians, seeing them approaching, marched out towards them, and at the top of their voices, shouted, “Hallelujah, hallelujah!” As the Name of the Lord is being presented, the rage of the persecutors abated.
Josephus says, that the Great Alexander, when on his triumphal march, being met near Jerusalem by the Jewish high priest, on whose miter was engraved the name of Jehovah, “approached by himself and adored that name,” and was disarmed of his hostile intent.
There was significance and power in the glorious old name as written by the Jews. But the name of Jesus is now far mightier in the world than was the name Jehovah in these earlier ages.
JEHOVAH is one of the incommunicable names of God, which signifies His eternal essence.
The Jews observe that in God’s name Jehovah the Trinity is implied. Je signifies the present tense, ho the preterperfect tense, vah, the future. The Jews also observe that in His name Jehovah all the Hebrew letters are literae quiescentes that denotes rest implying that in God and from God is all our rest.
Every gracious soul is like Noah’s dove, he can find neither rest nor satisfaction but in God. God alone is the godly man’s ark of rest and safety. Jehovah is the incommunicable name of God, and is never attributed to any but God:
Thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH.
The Most High. His being the High and lofty One, notes forth the Transcendence and super Excellency of His divine being in Himself, and that it is utterly of another kind from creatures, and indeed that it only is truly being.
When the Psalmist says, That men may know that thou, whose name alone in JEHOVAH, art the MOST HIGH over all the earth, he thereby argues His height from His name, that His name is alone Jehovah, and therefore He is Most High, and in that very respect.
Jehovah is the name of His essence, “I AM,” and He is MOST HIGH in respect of such a glorious being as is proper alone unto Him.