For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.
Psalm 52:9 (NIV)
Your Name is Good
Reader’s Digest recently published a list of 13 good reasons to live in Canada. Number 7 on the list is that you can sleep in an ice hotel. Each winter, brilliant architects living in Canada build whole hotels out of ice, with beautifully carved bars, chapels, and even bedroom suites with fireplaces. The largest and most famous is Quebec City’s Ice Hotel, and now Montreal has a similar hotel, complete with ice rooms, igloos and an ice restaurant. A good place to overnight?
God’s name is holy because it represents all He is and all He does. It is so important that the first commandment He gives to his people is to not take his name in vain. The Jewish people consider the name so holy they will never say it. When I am with my Israeli friend Shimon, and he and I are taking about God, which we do a lot, he always tells me to say the name because He will not. There is great power in His name – Yahweh. King David would never say the name, of course. But he does say this in Psalm 52:9: “For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.” The name of the Lord has the power to save, to keep, to heal, to deliver, to give victory. At the name of Yeshua, Jesus, a variation of Yahweh, every knee will bow. It’s no wonder that David says he will hope in that name. Do you? There is no other name by which you must be saved except the name of Jesus. Put your trust in Him.
These have been words from the heart.