I have learned to value my name and be very careful how I conduct myself both in private and in the world’s eyes. Remember, the Lord God will always honor His promises because His name and reputation is at stake. Do you recall what He stated to Abraham? Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” . . . And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” Genesis 12:1-3; 18:10 Notice the Lord God kept reminding Abraham of His promise to him. And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” Genesis 15:4-5
Here is where the full promise came to play: And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. Genesis 15:6
The Lord God fulfills His promises for His name’s sake and His reputation!
We, who are of the faith of Abraham, came through the faith by believing in the Lord God’s Son, Jesus the Christ. Our faith in Him seals it for us. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17 Keep in mind that the Lord God waited until His appointed time to fulfill His promises to Abraham, even though Abraham was 75 years old when the Lord God first promised him a son. So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. Genesis 12:4 The Lord God doesn’t operate in time as we do, but in eternity. He chose 25 years to fulfill His promise to Abraham.
And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him—whom Sarah bore to him—Isaac. Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. And Sarah said, “God has made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me.” She also said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age.” Genesis 21:1-7
Read King Solomon’s words here from the Lord God’s Constitution: A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches. Loving favor rather than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1
Even in choosing those to handle the Lord God’s business, those whom the Lord God has called into leadership, must be full of the Holy Spirit—our Governor. We as citizens of His Kingdom must keep and guard our good name and reputation.
Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. Acts 6:1-3 Choose carefully those you place in leadership! We should be very careful in promoting others that we are being led by the Governor—Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our teacher and guide. We need to lean on and depend on Him wholeheartedly for guidance. If we are tuned in to Him, we will not make mistakes. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. John 16:13
There are times when we will come under serious attack by demonic forces, but we must stand strong in our faith in King Jesus; not faith in your religion or any other religions or leaders. Remember what King Jesus stated while He was here on earth: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” Matthew 28:18 Also remember that His name is the key to your salvation. There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12 NLT
The Lord God will always honor His promises and maintain His reputation, for His name’s sake. All that He asks is that we believe wholeheartedly in His Son. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:12-14
He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Psalm 23:3
For Your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity, for it is great. Psalm 25:11
For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me. Psalm 31:3
Remember, your faith in the Lord Jesus is your greatest asset in God’s Kingdom.
All scriptures are NKJV unless noted
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