Psalm 138:2 (NLT)
2 I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.

Christ is our temple, and towards Him we must have faith, as Mediator between us and God, in all our praises of Him. Heaven is God's holy temple, and it is there we must lift up our eyes in all our prayers to God.

Think about that statement for just a moment. He has exalted His Word above His own name. How powerful is God�s name? It is so powerful that the Jews wouldn�t even speak His name in public. It so powerful that the Bible declares that at the very mention of His name demons tremble, everyone and everything is forced to their knees in worship, and out of their mouths will come a confession that He is Lord. And yet, as powerful as His name is the Psalmist declares that He has exalted His word above even His name! God�s Word is powerful! God�s Word is authority.

Where did Jesus turn when facing off against the devil? The Word! God used God�s Word to take authority! Any Word that Jesus would have spoken would be carried out. He says about himself in Matthew 28:18 that all authority has been given to Him. I mean He is God. He could have looked at the devil and said �boo� and victory was sure. And yet, He uses the written Word of God to wield authority!

God�s Word is the authority figure that we must submit to!