The Name of Our God
TEXT: PSALM 20
1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.>> The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.
5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.
I. Apprehending the existence of God—"the name of the God of Jacob" (v.1)
_A. Sends help in time of trouble
_B. Strengthens out of the house of God
_C. Answers prayer
II. Accepting the God as our God—"the name of our God" (v.5)
_A. Answered prayer from the Lord
_B. Rejoicing in the Lord
_C. Setting up the Banners, of:
__1. His Salvation
__2. His Provision
__3. His Knowledge
III. Appreciating the Lordship of our God—"the name of the LORD our God" (v.7)
_A. In His Power
_B. In His Protection
POINT: Our Protection and Salvation is in His Name Only.