TODAY’S READING: PSALMS 104-106
Psalm 106:8 says, “Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make known his mighty power.”
The psalm is speaking of God saving Israel. But, prophetically, it is speaking of Jesus saving us.
Jesus saves us for God’s name’s sake.
God’s name is his character. And, sake means to the benefit of. In regards to God, we could think of his benefit as his glory.
So, Jesus saves us to glorify God’s character (see John 17), to reveal who God really is.
Jesus’ salvation of us makes known God’s might power, which is his love. I wrote about this in Power Is Steadfast Love is Dying.
Just like Israel, we did not remember the abundance of God’s steadfast love (Psalm 108:7). So, Jesus saves us that we might always know God’s steadfast love, that we might know that God is love.