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Friday, August 23, 2013

For His Name's Sake

You know this Psalm probably by heart, Psalm 23.  Look at verses 2 and 3.  Note especially what the Lord does for David and by extension for us:
  • He makes
  • He leads
  • He restores
  • He guides
Why does God do what He does for us?  Thoughts at DTTB.
Why does the Lord do that?  For the sake of the sheep?  Uh uh, look at the last phrase of verse 3.  It starts with “for,” that word signals the writer is giving a reason.  The reason the Lord makes, leads, restores, and guides is not for the sake of the sheep, it is for the sake of His name.

He is acting consistently with His nature and character.  He is acting naturally, to preserve His reputation.  But that is not an effort it is just who He is.

That is the Lord we serve.

1 comment:

  1. A stunning similar truth is David's appeal to God to pardon his great iniquity "for Your name's sake."

    Thank God it's not for my sake on any account!

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