But you, O God my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name’s sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me! Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love! Let them know that this is your hand; YOU, O Lord, have done it! In Psalm 109:21, 26-27, we see that David is pleading for … More Asking God for God’s sake
For the Lord will not forsake his people, for his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you a people for himself. 1 Samuel 12:22 John Piper comments: We should learn from this how faithful God is to his own name. Look at verse 22: “It has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself.” What … More What is the deepest foundation of God’s faithfulness?
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name’s sake! Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” —Psalm 79:9-10 ESV This is a God-centered way to pray. Help me God, for YOUR sake and the glory of Your … More A God-centered way to pray
Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy, and for your own sake, O Lord, make your face to shine upon your sanctuary, which is desolate. O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that … More Mercy, for God’s sake
Ezekiel 20 is rather unique….this telling of Israel’s history is very different. I challenge you to read this chapter with a highlighter or pen. See how many times you notice: I am the Lord your God BUT they… BUT I acted FOR THE SAKE OF MY NAME BUT they….. BUT I withheld my hand and acted FOR THE SAKE OF … More His Name, His Fame and His Glory
In Psalm 109:21, 26-27, we see that David is pleading for help on the BASIS of God’s NAME and His steadfast love. He knows that God’s reputation, His fame and His reknown, would be elevated if God grants him help. Is there any better foundation for our prayers? But you, O God my Lord, deal on my … More Is there any better foundation for our prayers?
John Piper, on the prayer of Daniel in Daniel chapter 9: Look how the prayer comes to its climax in verses 18b–19: “We do not present our supplications before thee on the ground of our righteousness but on the ground of thy great mercy. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, give heed and act; delay … More What is our deepest confidence in prayer?
But when they came to the nations, wherever they came, they profaned my holy name, in that people said of them, ‘These are the people of the Lord, and yet they had to go out of his land.’ But I had concern for my holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations … More God: “This is NOT for your sake”
O God, save me by your name, and vindicate me by your might. O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth. —Psalm 54:1-2 C. H. Spurgeon, in The Treasury of David: By thy name, by thy great and glorious nature. Employ all thine attributes for me. Let every one of … More Spurgeon: Let every one of the perfections which are blended in thy divine name work for me.
In Psalm 31, we read a phrase that sounds very much like one in Psalm 23: For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead and guide me (Psalm 31:3) He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake (Psalm 23:3) Charles H Spurgeon comments in the … More Spurgeon: Appeal to God’s name, goodness and graciousness