November 04, 2021

Day by Day with Martin Luther

Read: Ezekiel 10:1-11:25 Hebrews 6:1-20 Proverbs 27:1-2

“Honor God’s Name”

“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples!”
[Psalm 105:1]

Children [and everyone for that matter] should be constantly urged, and moved, to honor God’s name and to have it always upon their lips for everything that may happen to them or come to their notice [Psalm 8:2, 34:1, Matthew 21:16, Hebrews 13:15]. For it is the true honor of His name, to look at it and call upon it for all the consolation [Psalm 66:2, 105:1]. Then, as we have heard in the 1st Commandment, the heart by faith gives God the honor due Him first. Afterward, the lips give Him honor by confession. This is also a blessed and useful habit and is very effective against the vile devil. He is ever around us and lies in wait to bring us into sin and shame, disaster and trouble [2nd Timothy 2:26]. But he hates to hear God’s name and cannot remain long where it is spoken and called upon from the heart … to confuse the devil, I say, we should always have this holy name in our mouth, so that the devil may not be able to injure us as he wishes.

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