What's In A Name?

Have you ever met someone who did not like their name? Perhaps it reminded them of a person who disturbed them in one way or another. Or it may have represented something that was offensive to them. Maybe it “sounded” like a girl’s name or a boy’s name or a sissy’s name to them. Sometimes we are “given” names by the way we act or what we do or even how we look.

David knew there was something unique and special about a name that was above every other name. He knew that there was one name that represented the solution for the problems of life. He understood the significance of “that Name.” He knew that the road for us to recover from destruction and death to happiness and heaven – was in that Name.

“Save me, O God, by Your name; vindicate me by might.” In asking God to save him, David wanted God to deliver him from his sinful condition – even though the Savior had not come into the world to complete His work on the cross. He was aware of his sins and shortcomings and knew that there was nothing he could do to rescue or redeem himself. Only a gracious God who had rescued His children from times of destruction and death in the past could do the same for him in the present. He knew God’s power from His story in the past as He brought His children to their Promised Land.

When David called on God’s name in prayer, he brought God into that moment in his life. He needed God to be with him, hear him, help him, deliver him and ultimately save him. What about you?

Prayer:  Thank You, Father, for the power that Your name represents – power to deliver and save us from ourselves and the sins that would destroy us. We are grateful for the power in Your Name. Amen.

Scripture For Today: Save me, O God, by Your name; vindicate me by might. Psalm 54:1

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