For His Great Name’s Sake

For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.

I Samuel 12:22

We know that the Bible says that the Lord will “never leave us nor forsake us”.  But sometimes I think that we might get the idea that He isn’t going to forsake us because we are good people.  Sometimes we might get the idea that He isn’t going to forsake us because we are indispensable to His work.  But that isn’t accurate.  Thinking things like that are just different forms of our old, stubborn pride.

The truth is that the Lord is not going to forsake us for “his great name’s sake”.  It is for His own sake that He won’t forsake us.  After the sacrifice he made on Calvary for us, He would be doing a disservice to Himself by forsaking us.  He bought us with His own blood.  He redeemed us.  He is not going to forsake us.  But it won’t be for anything great that we have done.  It will be because not forsaking us will bring honor to His great name!  We should thank Him every day that “it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people”!

2 responses to this post.

  1. Amen! It makes me think of Ezekiel 36.

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  2. “I will sancify my great name…” Good chapter- thanks!

    Reply

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