(Ralph Erskine, 1685-1752)
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower!
A righteous person runs to it and is safe!” Proverbs 18:10
Jesus has a name suiting every want, every need.
Do you need wonders to be wrought for you? His name is Wonderful; look to Him so to do, for His name’s sake.
Do you need counsel and direction? His name is the Counselor; cast yourself on Him and His mighty name for this.
Have you mighty enemies to engage? His name is the Mighty God; seek that He may exert His power for His name’s sake.
Do you need His fatherly pity? His name is the everlasting Father; as a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear him. Plead His pity, for His name’s sake.
Do you need peace — external, internal, or eternal? His name is the Prince of Peace; seek for His name’s sake, that He may create peace.
O sirs, His name is Jehovah-Rophi, the Lord, the healer and physician; seek, for His name’s sake, that He may heal all your soul diseases.
Do you need pardon? His name is Jehovah-Tsidkenu, the Lord our righteousness; seek for His name’s sake, that He may be merciful to your unrighteousness.
Do you need defense and protection? His name is Jehovah-Nissi, the Lord your banner; seek, for His name’s sake, that His banner of love and grace may be spread over you.
Do you need provision in extreme want? His name is Jehovah-Jireh, in the mount to the Lord it shall be seen, the Lord will provide.
Do you need His presence? His name is Jehovah-Shammah, the Lord is there; Immanuel, God with us; look to Him to be with you, for His name’s sake.
Do you need an audience of prayer? His name is the Hearer of Prayer.
Do you need strength? His name is the Strength of Israel.
Do you need comfort? His name is the Consolation of Israel.
Sit down and ponder your wants and needs — and you will find He has a name suitable for your supply; He has . . .
all wisdom to guide you,
all power to keep you,
all mercy to pity you,
all holiness to sanctify you,
all righteousness to justify you,
all grace to adorn you,
and all glory to crown you!