Tuesday, October 25, 2016
“Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to Your name give glory, Because of Your mercy, Because of Your truth. Why should the Gentiles say, “So where is their God?” Psalm 115:1-2
“It’s not about me, Jesus. It is all about you. It’s all for your glory.”
Whatever the Shepherd does must always bring glory to the Father. He glorifies the Father with His life. As He leads us by still waters, green pastures and the paths of righteousness, He does it all so that the Father may be glorified in our lives.
Our Shepherd has a reputation to maintain. He has given us the assurance in His word that He always takes care of His own. He is able to keep all that is committed to Him for safe-keeping. He wants to maintain that position, and be known as a Shepherd who can be depended upon to do what He says He would do. He does it all for His name’s sake and for our good report.
When we are blessed, we are able to testify about the goodness of our Shepherd. Others can look at us and see that we are well taken care of, giving glory to the name of the Lord.
This is the goal of the Shepherd. He does all that He does to ensure that we understand how much He loves us and cares for us. He wants us to realize that we can trust His word and His name.
It is all for God’s glory. The psalmist says it like this: “Not unto us, but unto thy name” (Psalm 115:1).
Let us thank God that His name is high over all and He demonstrates His love for us for His name’s sake.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower, I run into it and I am safe and secure.