God's Name Sake
"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." - Psalms 79:9 NASB Today's devotion is a series of simple questions. What does the psalmist mean by salvation in this context? (Hint: he's not referring to the cross)
Do you see the parallels in the words before the semicolon and those after it? (Help us = deliverance & forgiveness) Who did the psalmist know/declare God to be as he petitions Him? What was the appeal for God to help, deliver, and forgive sins?
Have you ever prayed for God to do something in your life simply because of His name sake? Or do you find yourself praying that God would have pity on you?
What would it mean if God forgave us or helped us based solely on Him being Him? How might this change the way we pray?
Do you see any similarities between this passage and the Lords prayer in Matthew 6?
More on this passage and questions tomorrow!