For Your Name’s Sake
For Your Name’s Sake
For Your name’s sake, O LORD,
Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
People like to feel that they are contributing a great deal to their salvation and worthiness of entering heaven. But, that’s all it is — a feeling, a desire, and an imagined need to “experience worthiness”. The bottom line is that we are all unable to contribute anything to our salvation and worthiness. We are sinners. Everything we do is tainted with sin of some sort.
Knowing our total helplessness, the LORD has promised to help us, forgive us, and grant us eternal salvation. When the LORD makes a promise, He is bound to keep it, for the sake of His integrity, righteousness, and holiness. So, the LORD totally forgives us every single time we humbly turn to Him and ask. When He makes a promise, He keeps it.
Our total forgiveness is not based on how loudly we cried or whatever sort of show we put on. God already knows what is in our hearts. We cannot be hypocrites — nor should we ever imagine that we have not “shown enough” repentance to be pleasing in God’s sight. Our forgiveness is based on God’s love for us and His eternal, holy promise to forgive all who honestly turn to Him in faith.
We cannot clean up our own sins. Only the blood of Jesus is able to wash away all of our sins. So, we must simply believe and trust in Jesus’ love and willingness to forgive. God’s love prompts Him to forgive. His holiness prompts Him to keep His promises. That is why it says, “For Your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon my iniquity, for it is great.”
We need to cast away our doubts of being forgiven, because all has been done, “For Your name’s sake, O LORD.” A few other Bible verses that show us what God does for His “name’s sake” could include:
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
For You are my rock and my fortress;
For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name;
And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name’s sake.
For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act;
For how can My name be profaned?
And My glory I will not give to another.
1 John 2:12
I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name’s sake.
More could be said, but God’s holiness and integrity are glorified in His ability to love and forgive us every time we have sinned and ask for forgiveness. So, let us glorify our Savior’s holy name by trusting and believing His sure promises.
God is totally worthy of being trusted.
Resting in His holy name, we say, “Hallelujah! LORD, thank You for Your holy name.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
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Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.