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For Your Name’s Sake

October 4, 2014

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For Your Name’s Sake

Psalm 25:11
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:

Psalm 23:3
He restores my soul;
He guides me  in the paths  of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Psalm 31:3
For You are my rock  and my fortress;
For Your name’s sake  You will lead me  and guide me.

Psalm 79:9
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.

Isaiah 48:11
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.”

Love,
Margaret

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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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.

Philippians 3:12

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