Day 245: Praise’s Surety
Psalm 79:9 (AV)
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name’s sake.
Satan knows my name, but calls me by my sin; God knows my sin but calls me by my name. --Unknown
Is there a day that goes by in the believer’s life where his sin does not fly in his face? With the Accuser of the brethren (see Rev. 12:11) and the testimony of conscience (see Rom. 2:15) reminding us of our failure, it is no wonder many believers walk around with their heads down in defeat. Ah, but what saith God of thee?
Isaiah 48:9 (AV)
9 For my name’s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.
Isaiah 43:25 (AV)
25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
Isaiah 44:22 (AV)
22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
Ephesians 1:6 (AV)
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
In each case, God declares over His child that for His own name sake, for His glory, and for His praise He will defer His anger, blot out our transgression, forget our sin, and accept us.
He has redeemed us and paid for us with the precious, spotless blood of the Lamb, God’s only begotten Son, and in Him, we are accepted.
Jesus is our Surety.
Webster defines surety as Certainty; Security; Safety; Foundation of stability; support.
Jesus is all of this to a child of God. If we are in Jesus, then we are on Victory’s side because we are in the Victor.