A Devotional Thought From Psalms
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. Psalms 9:10
Those who “know thy name,” I think that means to hear the truth and reality about the true God. In David’s day it included: Israel been delivered from slavery in Egypt to freedom with God; the receiving of the land of Canaan according to God’s promise; the raising of David a shepherd boy to be the Shepherd King over God’s people. David says those who know the truth of the LORD’s name, that it represents God’s greatness will trust in Him; will name His name as their God. When they realize how real, great, and caring for His people He is, how could people who know His name not put their trust in him?
And, this scripture tells us that God will never forsake them who seek Him by putting their trust in Him. God's “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee (Heb. 13:5)” policy is a great comfort to all believers in the God of the Bible. Yet there are so many Christians throughout the world who are living in the midst of horrific persecution in nations who do not love, or honor the living God of the Bible. Even knowing that men are sinners who can reach the greatest depths of depravity, observers of today’s persecutions of Christians cannot fathom the evil of it. Those poor people might sincerely be asking; Where are the miracles to deliver us? Where are the armies of the nations of the world to deliver us? Where are the conversions of the persecutors to deliver us? Why doesn’t God do, right this moment, the amazing things He did for ancient Israel? We don’t know, but we can assure them that no matter how humanity fails them the LORD has not forsaken them.