Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | September 30, 2016

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 124.

“Had it not been the Lord who was on our side,”
Let Israel now say,
2 “Had it not been the Lord who was on our side
When men rose up against us,
3 Then they would have swallowed us alive,
When their anger was kindled against us;
4 Then the waters would have engulfed us,
The stream would have swept over our soul;
5 Then the raging waters would have swept over our soul.”

6 Blessed be the Lord,
Who has not given us to be torn by their teeth.
7 Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper;
The snare is broken and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.”  Psalm chapter 124.

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When we acknowledge that the LORD is the Creator Who made heaven and earth, we are not only proclaiming truth, we are also proclaiming a basis of our faith that God can help us.

When we acknowledge that the LORD is our Father, we are not only proclaiming truth, we are also proclaiming a basis of our faith that God will help us.

Consider the following quote from the Heidelberg Catechism about the first confession of the Apostle’s Creed.

Q. 26.  What believest thou when thou sayest, “I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth”?

A.  That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (who of nothing made heaven and earth, with all that is in them;  who likewise upholds and governs the same by His eternal counsel and providence) is, for the sake of Christ His Son, my God and my Father;  on whom I rely so entirely, that I have no doubt but He will provide me with all things necessary for soul and body;  and further, that He will make whatever evils He sends upon me, in this valley of tears, turn out to my advantage;  for He is able to do it, being Almighty God, and willing, being a faithful Father.

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