To Know Him is to Trust Him

Questions from NavPress Bible Study January | February 1998

To Know Him is to Trust Him :

1. Do you find it easier to trust God during big crises or during relatively minor day-to-day glitches? Why do you think this is the case?

2. According to Ps. 9:10, what kinds of people will trust in God?

3. What do you think it means to know God’s name?

4. What does Jer. 9:23–24 indicate that we can know about God?

5. Are you having trouble trusting God in a certain area of your life? What is one step you can take to get to know God better?

—> Notes:

Psalm 9:10Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek You.

From NetBible Ps 9:10

  • Those who know[03045]= perceive, understand, recognize – ‘see’, declare

    … name[08034]= reputation, fame, glory, character

    … forsake[05800]= depart from, leave behind, abandon, neglect

    … seek[01875] = to seek with care in prayer & worship, to diligently inquire/follow

  • *in v8 “To know” the Lord’s “name” means to be his follower, recognizing his authority and maintaining loyalty to him.
  • *in Ps 91:14 “knowing” the Lord’s “name” is associated with loving him.

Those who know the name of the Lord trust and love the Him; they declare/proclaim His name.

Proclaiming the name of the Lord is related to the cry ‘show me Your glory’.

Exodus 33:18-19Then Moses said, “I pray You, show me Your glory!”
19Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion{show mercy} on whom I will have compassion{show mercy}.”

To ‘see’/know His glory is to ‘see’/know His great mercy, His goodness and His truth!

Exodus 34:5-7Now the LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him{Moses} there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. 6nd the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, 7keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty , visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.

Declaring/knowing His mercy, grace, longsuffering{slow to anger}, goodness, truth and forgiveness are part of declaring/knowing His name.

Deuteronomy 32:3I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!

Praising God’s greatness{ascribing greatness to our God} is part of declaring/knowing His name!

Jeremiah 9:23-24Thus says the LORD, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast{shine with His favor} of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD.

Declaring/knowing His lovingkindness/mercy, justice and righteousness are part of declaring/knowing His name.

Psalm 34:1-2I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise{high praise} shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast{shine with His favor} in the LORD; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.

Those who declare/know His name make their boast in the Lord{understand His character}, praise His greatness{ascribe greatness} and have high praise continually in their mouth!

High praise is associated with the song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb; singing a new song.

From Harps of God:
The harp goes with the singing of the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb; it is associated with singing a new song. The new song in (Rev 15:2-4) seems to spring forth as a celebration of victory, a celebration of deliverance by the Lord’s mighty hand. It is also a celebration of the confession of truth, of the goodness and greatness of the Lord. A similar thing is seen in Psalms 33:1-5, 43:3-5, 71:22-24.

Psalm 40:3He has put a new song in my mouth — {high} praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord.

Psalm 34:3 NKJV … O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.
… NLT … Come, let us tell of the LORD’s greatness; let us exalt His name together.
… BBE … O give praise to the Lord with me; let us be witnesses together of His great name.

Proclaim the Name of the Lord
Ascribe to the Lord

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One Response to “To Know Him is to Trust Him”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    Name = Character

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