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June 13 Today’s
Reading: Psalm 6-16
praise the, O Lord, with my whole heart.”
Oh, that God would give
me grace at every day’s beginning and every night’s end, and throughout every
hour between to praise him with my whole heart, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
for all he is and all he does, has done, and shall hereafter do!
As we read
through the psalms, we are distinctly taught and led by God the Spirit to
give praise to God, the triune Jehovah, for his name. The Psalmist David
declares of God our Savior, “They that know thy name will put their trust
in thee.” God’s name is the revelation of his character. Here are ten
names by which the Lord Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, reveals his
character to us. May God the Holy Spirit cause us to know his name and put
our trust in him.
- Jehovah-hoseenu — “The
Lord Our Maker” (Psalm 95:6) He who is the Lord our Maker,
not only made us, he has made us his people (1 Samuel 2:22).
- Jehovah-jireh — “The
Lord will Provide” (Genesis 22:13-14). Just as the Lord
God provided a substitute for Isaac on Mt. Moriah, so he provides all
things for his elect in Christ our Substitute. This is the message of
the gospel. The Lord saw our need and provided a Substitute to
fill that need. Jehovah-jireh is the constant object of our faith in
both salvation and providence.
- Jehovah-rapha — “The
Lord that Healeth Thee” (Exodus 15:26). Our lives were bitter until the
cross of Christ, the glorious doctrine of the cross, made them sweet by
- Jehovah-nissi — “The
Lord Our Banner” (Exodus 17:8-15). As Moses and the
children of Israel fought with the Amalekites and won the victory
through the strength of Christ, we too prevail only by Christ.
- Jehovah-m’kaddesh - “The
Lord who Sanctifies You” (Exodus 31:13-14). Sabbath
observance was a declaration that the sanctification, or salvation of a
sinner, is altogether the work of God (Leviticus 20:7-8). It is our
salvation by God’s grace alone that inspires our obedience to him, and
causes us to set ourselves apart to his service, his will, and his
- Jehovah-shalom — “The
Lord our Peace” (Judges 6:24-25).When Gideon saw the Angel of the Lord,
he feared that he would die. But “the Lord said unto him, Peace be
unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die.” Christ is our Peace.
- Jehovah-raah — “The
Lord is My Shepherd” (Psalm 23:1). Christ is our Shepherd. We are his
sheep. We are his property. He sustains us by his provision. And
we live under his protection.
- Jehovah-tsidkeneu — “The
Lord our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 23:6). The Lord Jesus Christ is made
of God unto us righteousness. He is our righteousness; and we are the
righteousness of God in him (Jeremiah 33:16).
- Jehovah-shammah — “The
Lord is There” (Ezekiel 48:35). Find a believer. — The
Lord is there! Find a true Gospel Church. — The Lord is there! Find
Heaven. — The Lord is there!
- Jehovah-jesus — “The
Lord will Save” (Matthew 1:21). He who is the incarnate
God has a people in this world. They were his people long before he came
into the world. These people were given to him in eternity by his
Father. He came here specifically to save his people; and save them he
shall. — Everyone of them!
These are the
names of our God and Savior, as he reveals himself in Holy Scripture. Call
upon the Name of the Lord, and you shall be saved (Romans 10:9-13). The Name
of the Lord is a strong tower; run to it for refuge (Proverbs 18:10).