God’s decrees and declarations in the Bible are unchangeable, inevitable and unstoppable. A clear declaration that God makes often in the Word is that He WILL BE exalted. No matter what wicked human beings, evil despots, or demon adversaries want or expect. God cannot be denied. His power cannot be stopped. His will cannot be successfully opposed.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Ps 46:10) It’s good for us to realize that we are expected to exalt our Lord and Savior. It’s an honor and a privilege to conform to this expectation.
“Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.” (Ezek 38:23) God says that He will magnify Himself—make His own power large and obvious for all to see. He does this to establish that He is the Only God—the Creator of all.
The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day . . . (Isa 2:17) No human conceit shall stand before the Lord. Only God shall be revered and praised. All beings shall bow to the God most High.
But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God who is holy shall be hallowed in righteousness. (Isa 5:16) The holy God, whom we serve, shall be recognized as glorious and grand in all of His judgments [decrees, decisions, verdicts].
They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! 4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your judgments have been manifested.” (Rev 15:3-4) This is a beautiful example of how to exalt, glorify, and praise the Lord our God.
As believers, it is our honor to form the pleasant habit of praising and extolling God daily for His goodness, mercy, and love. I urge you to develop this habit as soon as you can.