Friday, 17 August 2012
This follows on from the previous page which you can see peeking through the circle on the left which says, "He leads me in paths of righteousness..." This page tells you why.
Names in the Bible held a lot of meaning. Lots of people had their name changed because of something they had done or something God was going to do for them. Abram (exalted father) became Abraham (father of a multitude) because he was the forefather of the Israelite nation.
When it talks about God doing something for His name's sake, it is talking about God's nature. Just look at some of the names of God: Almighty, the Lord my provider, the Lord eternal, the Lord is peace etc.. Because He is holy, He cannot lead us in paths other than those which are righteous.
Of course, we can choose not to follow.