Day 2

Scripture

Psalm 102:15 So the nations will fear Adonai’s Name and all the kings of the earth Your glory.

Heart Reflections

Elisabeth Elliot is quoted as saying, “The real question is do you have a god of your own making? Do you have a god who is on a leash? Do you have a god who is a graven image? Do you have a god you have tamed who jumps through hoops for you? Do you have a god who is under your control, or do you have a real God under whose control you are? Do you have a God who is infinitely beautiful?”

Elisabeth Elliot is right. We must deeply consider the dominion of Adonai’s Name in our heart. Do we serve the living God or a god of our own making. The psalmist is calling the nations to abandon the false gods and to turn to the fear of Adonai’s Name.

Throughout history, great names have provoked both praise and fear. Names like Alexander the Great, Xerxes, Nebuchadnezzar, George Washington, General Grant, Abraham Lincoln. These names at one point in time created praise amongst their allies and fear amongst their enemies. The psalmist says the nations should revere the Name of Adonai above any name that can be named.

Adonai’s Name is at all times something to be worshiped and adored by all peoples. Why? The psalmist says it is because of His compassion towards Zion (cf.Psalm 102:14-15). A nation known for its rebellion, Jerusalem, a city that at points in its history locked the doors on God, is still a city that receives His compassion and care. Zion is the place where mercy triumphs over justice. Where compassion seals the final verdict and not wrath. The psalmist says, this kind of ongoing love should inspire holy fear and adoration for the name of Adonai.

How much more so should Adonai’s name be adored for his amazing love that he shows to Jews and non-Jews in the Messiah Yeshua. In His great love he has promised

Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Messiah? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

There is nothing that can separate us from God’s love. Throughout the ages followers of Messiah have faced tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger and sword; and still, those who belong to Messiah know they belong to His love. This attachment to His love and His love attached to us has inspired nations to turn in repentance and reverence to Adonai’s Name!

Today, worship the Name of Adonai because of the majesty of his great compassion and love.

Brachah

May the Lord God surround you with His love today. May the One who sits enthroned forever, whose renown is from generation to generation arise over you and have compassion on you and your family. May you experience the fulness of His love and compassion so that nations will fear Adonai’s Name.

For the Feed

Adonai’s Name is at all times something to be worshiped and adored by all peoples. Why? The psalmist says it is because of His compassion towards Zion (cf.Psalm 102:14-15). A nation known for its rebellion, Jerusalem, a city that at points in its history locked the doors on God, is still a city that receives His compassion and care. Zion is the place where mercy triumphs over justice. Where compassion seals the final verdict and not wrath. The psalmist says, this kind of ongoing love should inspire holy fear and adoration for the name of Adonai.