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“Samuel replied, “Don’t be afraid. Even though you have
committed all this evil, don’t turn away from following the
LORD. Instead, worship the LORD with all your heart.
Don’t turn away to follow worthless things that can’t profit
or deliver you; they are worthless. The LORD will not
abandon His people, because of His great name and
because He has determined to make you His own people.”
1 Samuel 12:20-22 (HCSB)

The year 2008 changed the value of many things: houses, retirement
accounts, salaries, etc. There will be long lasting effects on the
companies and individuals impacted. Value is something that changes.
What would it be like if something of great value never changed? The
value of something that is priceless remains priceless throughout all
eternity. Yes, each of us knows that we have a priceless Savior!

These verses in 1 Samuel remind us that even during times when we
have sinned against the Lord, we must not turn from HIM. The name of
the Lord has great VALUE for us. One of the ways we see the value of
the Lord is He will not forsake His people. Not that we have that much
value; but because His name and reputation is that valuable.

Do you see the value of the name of the LORD? Does your life reflect
how much value you see in the Lord?

Pray today that the value of God’s name would be seen
in your life so that a world may see HIM. Pray that your
church would reflect the value of the name of the LORD.