Friday, January 13, 2017

those who know your name

"The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, 
a stronghold in times of trouble.  
And those who know your name put their trust in you, 
for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you."  

(Psalm 9:9-10 ESV) 

"Ignorance is worst when it amounts to ignorance of God, and knowledge is best when it exercises itself upon the name of God.  This most excellent knowledge leads to the most excellent grace of faith.  O, to learn more of the attributes and character of God.  Unbelief, that hooting night bird, cannot live in the light of divine knowledge.  It flies before the sun of God's great and gracious name.  If we read this verse literally, there is, no doubt, a glorious fullness of assurance in the names of God.  By knowing his name is also meant experiential acquaintance with the attributes of God, which are every one of them anchors to hold the soul from drifting in seasons of peril.  The Lord may hide his face for a season from his people.  But he never has utterly, finally, really, or angrily, forsaken them that seek him.  Let the poor seekers draw comfort from this fact, and let the finders rejoice yet more exceedingly, for what must be the Lord's faithfulness to those who find if he is so gracious to those who seek."

~ Charles Spurgeon

  

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