The name Most High God is used frequently in both the Old and New Testaments. The Hebrew word is El Elyon. Beginning in Genesis the mysterious priest Melchizedek recognizes that Abraham is blessed by the God Most High. “and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” Genesis 14:20 David frequently spoke of God as the Most High God in his Psalms. He proclaims where God lives, His ability to hear him, that God was his redeemer and that there is no god greater than God. Psalm 46:4 “There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. Psalm 57:2 “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” Psalm 78:35 ” They remembered that God was their rock, the Most High God their redeemer.” Psalm 97:9 “For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.” Daniel tells us that King Nebuchadnezzar was brought low and then restored when he acknowledged the power of the Most High God. Daniel 5:21 “He was driven from among the children of mankind, and his mind was made like that of a beast, and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys. He was fed grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, until he knew that the Most High God rules the kingdom of mankind and sets over it whom he will.”
In the New Testament, the angel that appeared to Mary proclaimed the arrival of the Son of the Most High God, Luke 1:32 “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David.” The demons recognized Jesus’ deity and power calling him the Son of the Most High God in Luke 8:28 “When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.” In Acts the demon possessed girl that followed Paul and Silas recognized that the Most High God indwelt and spoke through them about salvation. Acts 16:17 “She followed Paul and us, crying out, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.”
What about me? Do I proclaim that God is above all gods? Do I believe He is indeed the God Most High? Do you consider yourself a child of the Most High God? Meditate on Psalm 84: 10-12. Thank Him for being the God Most High in your life and for saving you to dwell with Him forever.
For a day in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in you!
Have a blessed day as you walk with the Most High God!