Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory,
for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.
(Psalm 115:1-3 ESV)
Here the psalmist gives us three reasons why God should seek the glory of his name in preserving his people.
- First, because of his steadfast love. He is merciful and gracious.
- Second, because he is true and faithful. He keeps his promises.
- Third, that the world would not see God’s people in a state of despair, and say, “So much for their God.”
So, is he pleading with God, for God’s sake, to glorify Himself.
And in verses 9,10, and 11 we are commanded to TRUST in the Lord. He is faithful and He does all that He pleases. We can TRUST Him! And He is glorified when we DO trust Him.