Not to us, O LORD, not to us,
but to Your Name give glory,
for the sake of Your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
…and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD.
“Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. . . The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” (Ex. 14:13a, 14)
Israel saw the great power that the LORD used against the Egyptians, so the people feared the LORD, and they believed in the LORD and in his servant Moses. (Ex. 14:31)
Then you will know that I am the LORD (Ezekiel 36:11b)
Thus says the Lord GOD: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came. And I will vindicate the holiness of my great name. . . (Ezekiel 36:22b-23a)
And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the LORD. (Ezekiel 37:14)
And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. (2 Peter 2:3a)
Then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones. (2 Peter 2:9-10)
When I have my morning coffee with the Lord, I study my Bible Study Fellowship homework and also read Scriptures following the Victory Bible Reading Plan. I love the blend of a Psalm or Proverb, an Old Testament selection, and a New Testament selection that this reading plan gives. (In one year with this plan you read Psalms and Proverbs each twice, the Old Testament chronologically—a huge blessing, the Gospels twice, and the New Testament.)
The Scriptures above were all in my Bible reading this morning. What a blessing for me to be reminded that all the earthly struggles that we experience as individuals and as nations boil down to this: That all will know that He is the LORD.
Not to us, but to Your Name give glory!