What’s in a name? (3)

05 September 2018
‘Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today.

Yesterday we started looking at Jehovah-Nissi: The Lord my banner. Let’s explore it a bit more. It’s important to remember that just because God fights our battles, it doesn’t mean we’re not involved. We’re still given an instruction: ‘Stand firm’. It’s not easy to hand control over to God and let Him fight on our behalf. We can feel like we’re giving up or being irresponsible. We’re often told that we should be proactive and try and sort things out for ourselves. So it can be hard to let go and let God take over. Fear makes us think that we need to do something, faith says, ‘Stand in faith. Let God do it!’ It may seem counter-intuitive to just stand there while facing a battle. But we don’t have to stand there unprotected. We can put on God’s armour so that we’re defended. Paul says, ‘Put on the full armour of God, so…you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes’ (Ephesians 6:11 NIV). Even with the armour of God on, it can seem hard to just let the battle rage on around us while waiting for God to do something. It requires a lot of trust that God will come through for us. But we can completely trust Him. He’s always faithful. He’s always been there for us, and He’s not about to stop now. The Bible says: ‘But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one’ (2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV). So what do we need to do? We need to wear God’s armour – not ours. We need to stand – not fight. Instead of living by effort, we need to live by trusting in, and relying on, Jehovah-Nissi.

 

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