Yesterday we noted that the psalmist lifted his eyes unto God as his helper. The psalmist in Psalm 124:8 declares the same truth. There we read, "Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth."
It is true that God will help us in all our afflictions and difficulties. Yes, when we are on our death beds, God will help us by bringing our souls into heaven. That is not forsaking us but being our help. For then we will get what Christ earned for us, and what God promised us in Christ. That is why the psalmist says that our help is in God's name. God's name that the psalmist uses in the Hebrew original form of this psalm means "I AM."
This name of God reveals that He never changes, which in turn means that His name will never change. He will everlastingly be the I AM; and that in turn means that He will keep every word and letter of every promise that He gives us in Christ. Because He is the I AM, we may be absolutely sure that He depends upon no one or any thing. It means that there is no god besides Him. Therefore we are sure of getting help from Him. The name "I AM" means "I Am God!"
Do not overlook the fact that He made the heavens and the earth. That not only reveals what power He has. It reveals His wisdom, His ability to do with His power what will keep His promises to us. Heaven and earth represent here the whole of creation and every creature in the universe. Over all creatures He has absolute control.
Put your trust in Him. No matter what happens to you and round about you, do not for one moment doubt that God is working all things together for your good. He sent His Son, removed our guilt through Him, raised Him from the dead, and placed Him at His right hand to work all things so that all God's promises to us can and will be fulfilled in every detail.
He will bring forth the new creation and our full salvation.
Read: Psalm 124
Through the Bible in One Year
2 Chronicles 17 ; 2 Chronicles 18:1-34
Romans 9:25-33 ; Romans 10:1-13
Quote for Reflection:
"Grant, Almighty God, since our own station in life has been assigned to us, that we may be content with our lot, and when thou doest humble us, may we willingly be subject to Thee, and suffer ourselves to be ruled by Thee, and not desire any exaltation, which may lead us down to destruction. Grant us also, to conduct ourselves so modestly in our various callings, that Thou mayest always shine forth in us. May nothing else be set before us than to assist our brethren to whom we are attached, as in Thy sight; and thus glorify Thy Name among all men, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." -- Prayer of John Calvin
- Date: 26-July