But God- For His Name's Sake

Greetings,

But God Image_Color_CrossAs we continue walking through Psalms 23, we will conclude our brief look at the phrase 'For His name's sake.' Thus far, we've seen the name used by David for the Lord, which translates to, I AM. We also looked at the truth that Jesus' name is higher and greater than every other name.

We have also seen that His faithful shepherding of us is done because of, on account of, and for the sake of, His name. We can't earn His love and care, He does these things because it is Who He is.

This week we'll look a bit more at 'name' and then next week be ready to resume our journey.

Do you remember where this name came from? It was Moses at the burning bush asking for the name, to tell his people and Pharaoh, who was sending him. Moses was about to risk his life and he wanted reassurance that the One leading him was truly greater then Pharaoh. His question was not one for academic information, but rather was for a revelation of God's heart.

To be clear- Moses, David, or none of us - will ever understand God's heart unless God, by His Spirit, reveals himself to us.

So, He gives Moses His covenant name to assure Moses not only is He greater than Pharaoh, but that He is forever committed to Moses. This is the Shepherd whom David is relating to in this Psalm. This is Shepherd who has bought you and brought you into His flock. You are His responsibility, and He has sworn by His name to be your Good Shepherd forever. Amen.

Blessings,

Thomas

thomas@robinsonoutdoors.com

 

If you want to know what someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word ‘but’ …so it is here with…”but God!”“

 

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

 

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?” Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

 

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our business!

 

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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