Wednesday, October 19, 2005

When Your Love is Set On Him

Because he has set his love upon Me,
Therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known my name.
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him.
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.
(Psalm 91:14-16)
Look at the benefits of setting your love on the LORD and knowing His name:

  • He will deliver you. The Hebrew word means that He will slip you out of trouble and danger, and cause you to escape.
  • He will set you on high. When you acknowledge Him, He will acknowledge you and establish you in a place far above all your enemies. When you humble yourself before Him, He will lift you up and exalt you.
  • You shall call upon Him and He will answer you. When you regard His voice, He will regard yours. He will hear and answer you, and grant your request and the desires of your heart.
  • He will be with you in trouble. You will never go through anything by yourself. He will never forsake you, but will be with you all the way until your victory comes forth.
  • He will deliver you and honor you. The Hebrew word for “deliver” here means that He will strip away all that afflicts you. He will strengthen and equip you to stand, and prepare you for every circumstance. Not only that, He will also honor you, load you up with glory (the weight of every good thing), and gladly acknowledge you before all.
  • He will satisfy you with long life. He will fill you up with many days and abundance of life—a long, satisfying life.
  • He will show you His salvation. The Hebrew word for “salvation” is yeshua. It means deliverance, health, victory and prosperity. It is a contraction of two Hebrew words: the name Yahweh (the personal, covenant name of God) and yasha (to be wide, open and free). In the New Testament yeshua is a name, translated “Jesus.”
To set your love on the LORD means to be devoted to Him, to cling to Him, to desire Him, to delight in Him, to be attached to Him, to long for Him, to establish your heart on Him. It means that He is all you need and all you want.

To know His name means to acknowledge Him, to confess Him, to be thankful toward Him, to be diligent toward Him, to consider Him in all things, to learn of Him, to honor Him with praise.

There is everything to be gained when you set your love on the LORD and know His name. His name is Jesus.