Posts Tagged ‘Proclaim the name of the LORD’

Gracious – Righteous – Compassionate = The Lord!

April 3, 2016

Psalm116_5
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Psalm 116:5 AMP … Gracious is the Lord, and [consistently] righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate{full of mercy}.

Call upon the Lord in faith –He 11:6
Use the faith you have{mustard seed} –Lk 17:6

Believe He will answer
On the basis of His nature/name.

The Lord is gracious –Ps 86:5,15
The Lord is righteous –Ps 119:137,145:17;Jer 12:1
The Lord is compassionate{full of mercy}.

Exodus 34:6-9 NASB … Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth. 7 who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.” 8 Moses made haste to bow low toward the earth and worship. 9 He said, “If now I have found favor in Your sight, O Lord, I pray, let the Lord go along in our midst, even though the people are so obstinate, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your own possession.”

Hebrews 4:16 NASB … Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
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From Godvine
Barnes’ Notes on Psalms 116:5
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Gracious is the Lord – This fact was his encouragement when he called on God. He believed that God was a gracious Being, and he found him to be so. Compare the notes at Hebrews 11:6.
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And righteous … – Just; true; faithful. This, too, is a proper foundation of appeal to God: not that we are righteous, and have a claim to his favor, but that he is a Being who will do what is right; that is, what is best to be done in the case. If he were an unjust Being; if he were one on whose stability of character, and whose regard for right, no reliance could be placed, we could never approach him with confidence or hope. In this sense we may rely on his justice – his justness of character – as a ground of hope. Compare the notes at 1 John 1:9 : “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins.”

To Know Him Summary

September 1, 2012

Summary from To Know Him is to Trust Him Bible Study.

Psalm 9:10 Those 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 Him; they declare/proclaim His name. -Ps 9:10,91:14

Declaring/knowing/’seeing’ His glory, mercy, grace, longsuffering {slow to anger}, goodness, truth, forgiveness, greatness, justice and righteousness are part of declaring/knowing/’seeing’ His name. -Exo 33:18-19,34:5-7 ;Deut 32:3;Jere 9:23-24

Those who declare/know His name make their boast in the Lord {understand His character}, praise His greatness{ascribe greatness} and have high praise {a new song} continually in their mouth! -Jere 9:23-24;Deut 32:3;Ps34:1-3

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.

To Know Him is to Trust Him

September 1, 2012

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.

Related:
Proclaim the Name of the Lord
Ascribe to the Lord

Show Me Your Glory

November 9, 2010

Here is a ‘mini’ study about God’s glory, goodness and proclaiming His name.

1. Read exodus 33:18-22 and 34:5-7. note that in chapter 33, God announces what He is going to show Moses and then shows him in chapter 34. List what those verses tell you about who God is.

Exodus 33:18-22
18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

19 And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”

21 Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”

Exodus 34:5-7
5 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD. 6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”

2. Read the list of characteristics God revealed to Moses. Note which is the easiest and which is the most challenging for you to believe is a part of His goodness.

3. What causes you to question God’s goodness?

4. Meditate on the following words from an ancient hymn. How do you think God’s goodness and the other aspects of His character can “bind” our hearts to Him?

“Let Thy goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee”

http://www.navpress.com/images/pdfs/9781600067150.pdf
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Related:
I Know God Is Good, But…

Proclaim the Name of the LORD

May 13, 2010

Exodus 33:18-19 Then 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}.”

Exodus 34:5-7 Now 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.

These are the LORD’s response to the cry ‘show me Your glory’! To ‘see’ His glory is to ‘see’ His great mercy, His justice, His goodness and His truth!

Proclaiming His mercy, grace, longsuffering {slow to anger}, justice, goodness, truth and forgiveness are part of proclaiming His name.

Psalm 86:15-17 You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth. 16Oh, turn to me, and have mercy on me! Give Your strength to Your servant, And save the son of Your maidservant{save me, for I am your servant}. 17Show me a sign for good{a sign of Your goodness}, That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed, Because You, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.