Psalm 54:1 Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
When I served as a volunteer member of “On Call Chaplains” at our local hospital, they issued me a card. On that card was my picture, my title with the hospital, and my name. The card had a magnetic strip on the back, and it allowed me the privilege of getting in and out of most doors within the Hospital. With such privilege, I also carried certain responsibilities. I was not to share the card, lose it, or share information about patients I may have learned because of my position there. Although I had this card, there were restricted areas within the Hospital I could not get into. Why? Because my name had not been entered into the system as approved to be in these areas.
In today’s verse, we hear David crying out to God. He says, “Save Me.” How is it that he believes that God can save him? It is because of whom David knows God to be. His name alone shows the authority to save. Just the word GOD has such a special meaning to it. Some people have tried to attach this title to other items and call them gods. However, these other things cannot, and will not ever be the same as our real God. Deep in everyone’s heart, people know there is but one real and true God. David knew and said, “Save me, O God, by thy name.”
God gave all power to His Son Jesus. We find in the Bible we are to pray in the precious name of Jesus. We include His name in baptisms. In the name of Jesus people have been healed. Demons have been cast out simply by uttering the powerful name of Jesus. In Phil. 2:10 it says, “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow.” If you are a child of God, you were changed forever, for all eternity, through this name. What is a name worth? If it is the right name, it is worth EVERYTHING.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 24-25 / Psalm 54 / Proverbs 30-31 / Luke 21:25 – 22
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 26-27 / Mark 5
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director