One of the joys of becoming a parent is choosing a name for your child. Names are used to as a means of identification. When teachers are assigned classes for the new school year, they are given a list of names so that they would be able to identify the students who would be in their classes in September. When David thought about the name of the Lord he said, “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.” Psalm 9:10 NLT
We also know the people we interact with by their names. It is the same with God; He is known by His name. Abraham had an experience in Genesis 22; God asked him to sacrifice his son; the son in whom all the promises of God resided. God told Abraham that he would be the father of many nations; Abraham waited for twenty-five years for the birth of that son. But Abraham trusted God and walked in obedience. God did not allow Abraham to sacrifice his son but provided an animal for the sacrifice. Verse 14 KJV says, “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.” The name of the Lord: He is Jehovah Jireh; the Lord who provides.
When the children of Israel were traveling in the wilderness, they faced many enemies. They were not trained in battle; they were families traveling from Egypt to the Promised Land. They were led by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. In Exodus 17, they were engaged in battle with the Amalekites. Joshua was in the valley leading the troops in battle while Moses was on the Mountain with his hands lifted to heaven. When his hands were lifted, Israel prevailed; when his hands were down, Amalek prevailed. When the battle was over, Moses built an altar and called the place Jehovah Nissi: the Lord my Banner. He wanted Israel to remember how they succeeded against their enemies. The Lord fights for us; He is our Banner.
So as we celebrate Memorial Day, remember that Jehovah Nissi is the one who goes before us. The Amalekites we face today are different from those Moses faced but we have Jehovah Nissi on our side fighting our battles. Remain under His banner and He will fight for you.
Thought for Today: Friend, God will definately fight for you.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.