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! – Psalm 79:9 ESV
The forgiveness of our trespasses in the atoning work of Christ Jesus, that cleansed us from all our iniquities, was first and foremost not for us but God’s own concern for His holy Name. It was not for our sake, O Christians, that God acted, but for the sake of His holy name, which we have profaned among the nations. For His name’s sake, God pardon our guilt, for they were great.
It was the will of God to crush Christ Jesus, for it was impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away our sins. God laid on Christ Jesus the iniquity of us all. God put Christ Jesus to grief; when Christ’s soul made an offering for our guilt. God acted to show His righteousness at the present time. He acted so that he might be just and the justifier of us whom He chose in Christ, according to the purpose of His wills, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him.
For God’s own sake, for God’s own sake, He so loved the world that He send His Son to live, die and rise again. For how could God’s name be profaned? His glory He will not give to another.
God vindicated the holiness of His great name through us that the world may see before their eyes. Christ Jesus took us out of the world and gathered us from all the nations to bringing us into God’s rest. God will not forsake those who are in Christ, for His great name’s sake. It pleased Him to make us a people for Himself.
At the Cross, God sprinkles clean water onto us that we may be clean from all our sins, and from all counterfeit gods. He makes us sinless.
He removed the heart of stone and gave a new heart of flesh. He put a new spirit, His Spirit within us that causes us to walk in his statutes and careful do His will.
He makes us delight in Himself as He give us the desires of our heart, the full joy in glorifying and fully enjoying Him forever.
In Christ Jesus, the Holy, Holy, Holy God calls us his people and He, our God. It is not for our sake that God acted, declares the Lord God, let that be known to you.
O Lamb of God that take away our sins, deal on our behalf for your name’s sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver us we pray. With us all be the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, we us all be the love of God the Father and with us all be the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
Ezekiel 36, loaded with Roman 3:26, Ephesians 1: 3-11, Isaiah 6:3; 48:11, 58:14; 1 Samuel 12:22, John 3:16, Psalm 37:4; 106:8; 109:21, Hebrews 10:4, 2 Corinthians 13:14
Question: Does God’s zeal for His glory challenges you to ponder your position? Give reasons