Psalm 8:1 O LORD our Lord, How excellent is thy name in all the earth! Who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

Is His name Excellent in all the Earth? What have we done to make it excellent in all the Earth? His name without a doubt is excellent but I gather from this verse that He wants His name spread throughout all the Earth.

His name was not just a name for the Jews. He was not just the God of the Israelites. He wants the world to know His name that is above every name. We are commanded to take His name to the world.

Psalm 8:9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

Adam Clark says the following in his commentary on this verse:

The name of JESUS is celebrated in almost every part of the habitable globe; for his Gospel has been preached, or is in the progress of being preached, through the whole world. Bibles and missionaries are now carrying his name, and proclaiming his fame, to the utmost nations of the earth.

I beg to differ with him. Currently the majority of the world does not know and we are not carrying His gospel throughout the entire world. Actually we are prohibited from taking the gospel to many parts of the world. We must work to change that.

About the author

Austin Gardner is pastor of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Previously he was church planting missionary in Peru for 20 years.

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