“O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth.”

Ps 8:1

What name is the Psalmist talking about? If each of us were given a slip of paper to write down which name he had in mind, what name would we choose? Would we choose God, or Lord, or the Almighty, or Redeemer or Comforter, or perhaps the Holy Trinity? Actually, the Holy Trinity would cover it all! God the Father. God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. It is interesting to note that while the word, “Trinity,” is not used in the Psalms or even in the Bible for that matter, the truth of the Trinity is simply taken for granted by the Old Testament believer.

There is no doubt that David believed in God the Father: “Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.” There is no doubt that he believed in God, the Son: “Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten Thee.” There is no doubt that he believed in God, the Holy Spirit: “Take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.” What a divine mystery: God, the Father, is one; God, the Son, is one; God, the Holy Spirit, is one; and yet all three are only one. About this, as about all mysteries of faith, the Psalmist said: “How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God.”

Why did our Lord reveal Himself as three persons? Not to challenge our reason, for who can comprehend God, but to help us understand in some small way the glorious things He does for us. He, the Father, is the Creator of all, who blesses and guards and keeps us; He, the Son, lived and died as a sacrifice for our sins; He, the Holy Spirit, creates faith in our hearts through the Bible and keeps us in the faith to our end. ”O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy Name in all the earth.”

“All praise to God the Father be,

All praise, eternal Son to Thee,

Whom with the Spirit we adore

Forever and forevermore.”