For the Glory of His Name: Nov 4-8 BRD

There is no greater way to appeal to God than to appeal to Him on behalf of His name’s sake. This is true for at least two reasons. First, there is no higher appeal. We can appeal to Him based on His love for His creation or His love for us, but those are not His chief motive. We can appeal to Him based on what we think would be good for us as His children. It is true that He is always loving and good toward His children, but sometimes what we call good is not actually good for us in the long run. Second, to act on behalf of God’s name is the desire of God’s own heart. When we appeal to Him on behalf of His name, we align ourselves with the will of God by seeking the glory that is due Him. This is especially true concerning our salvation. God saves us by grace based on His love for us. True. God saves us by grace in order to do us good. True. Foremost, however, God saves us by His grace for the glory of His name! Just think about it. Who will receive 100% of the credit for our salvation? God. Who will we glorify forever for our salvation? God. Psalm 79:9 “Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for Your name’s sake!” Learning to pray according to God’s will certainly involves a few key elements, but central to every prayer is the realization that every action of God has the same goal, the same ending, the same ultimate purpose in mind, the glory of God. He is the Giver of Life, the Fountain of Grace, and the Source of Salvation. Where else could the glory rightfully be placed?