“Our help is in the name of the LORD,
who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 124:8).

There’s a remarkable continuity between Jesus’ teaching in the NT and the Hebrew Bible (the OT). We’ve seen that the concept of hallowing God’s name is also part of the Decalogue (Ex 20:7) and the Wisdom Literature (Pro 18:10). Today the psalmist tells us that our help is located in Yahweh’s name. How much can God help us? His amazing handiwork in creation is the benchmark of God’s capacity to help us. Now when we desecrate His name, we alienate that infinite Source of succour. Ever wondered why your heavenly rescue is sometimes held up inexplicably? When we hallow His name, we appropriate that infinite help. Let’s face it friends, we need a lot of assistance due to the threats, trials and troubles that bedevil every step of our lives. Indeed God is our very present Help in trouble (Ps 46:1). But what makes His help seem distant? It’s not hallowing His name. That’s why worship is so powerful. Worship is all about ascribing the reverence due to our Father’s name. And that inevitably draws supernatural help right to your doorstep. Let that be your portion today!

Pastor Josh