The worship team at my church released an incredible album a few years ago, and for the past 2 years the only song my son will listen to or sing is one of their songs. It’s an upbeat song called Lord Most High (you can listen to it at the bottom of this post). Every time we get in the car, I immediately hear him request this song by yelling, “MOST HIGH!” He got a guitar for Christmas and he will walk around the house at lease once a day eyes squinted, head bobbing, jamming to one of the phrases from the song singing “WE BELIEVE GOD FATHER” (the lyrics say “We believe in God the Father) at the top of his lungs. It is one of the most precious things in the entire world, even though I am so over the song itself by this point. What I love most about this is that even at such a young age, the song that he has become attached too has imprinted the most incredible truth on his little heart. He may not understand the words, but he understands how he feels when we all sing it together. He may not understand the theology of the song, but he knows that he was made by the God that the song is about, and that’s good enough for him. And me.
The name Elyon, which means Most High, is mentioned 31 times in the Old Testament. When paired with the Hebrew word for God, El, it becomes God Most High. This is one of the many names of God that is found throughout Scripture. Author and Pastor Randy Alcorn describes this as a name that “emphasizes God’s uniqueness and his supremacy.”*
The name God Most High resounds the truth that God is above ALL. He is above all creation, man and nature alike (2 Samuel 22:14, Ps. 18:13. Ps. 47:2, Ps. 83:18, Genesis 14:18-20). He is the one that establishes purpose and accomplishes things for man (Ps. 57:2). He is the one that ultimately gives and takes away (Lam. 3:38, Daniel 5:18, Daniel 7:18).
Acknowledging that God is above all is fundamental for believers. When we believe that He is the Lord Most High, we are acknowledging that no one else is. We can be secure that in every moment of every day, He is the one that holds the world and all things in it. And the beautiful thing is that when we belong to Him, there is nothing that could ever be against us (Romans 8:31). He is the ultimate shield, a place for us to rest in when we are weary. A place for us to be strong in Him when we are weak.
Ps. 91:1 says “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” Likewise, verses 9-12 of the same chapter say, “Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge—no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”
No matter what opposition we are faced with, we can be confident that we serve the Lord Most High and nothing is above Him. When all is said and done, if we have a relationship with the God above all, we are on the winning team. Thanks be to Him, the Lord Most High, for loving us, pursuing us, and protecting us.
**sidenote- This whole album is really incredible, I encourage you to check out the other songs if you ever have the chance!