An Encouraging Word

Psalm 9:10 reads, “And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.” There is great encouragement in this verse for three reasons.

First, we are family. We “know thy name.” To us, His name is “Father.” John 1:12 says, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” We have received the “spirit of bondage” and are therefore “heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:15-17).

Second, we have faith. We will put our “trust in thee.” Agur wrote, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar” (Proverbs 30:5-6). Faith enables us to live beyond what we can see. It is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

Third, God is faithful. He has “not forsaken them that seek thee.” Jeremiah said, “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23). If we trust in God, He will never let us down. Sarah learned this lesson: “Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised” (Hebrews 11:11).

Although these are encouraging words, the only true way this can be encouraging is if you obey the gospel. If you would like to know what the Bible says about salvation, please contact us.

Kyle Campbell

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