Today’s Bible reading is Psalm 75.
We give thanks to you, O God;
we give thanks, for your name is near.
We recount your wondrous deeds. (Psa 75:1)
Yahweh, the LORD, I AM, is near:
- Near to all who call on him in truth (Psa 145:18)
- Near to the brokenhearted and crushed in spirit (Psa 34:18)
- Near to those who fear him (Psa 85:9)
When something is near, it’s close in distance, not far away. To be near, is to be close in relation, available. When someone is near, they are close in involvement, not idle.
“Nearer my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee.” This can be our confident prayer today, because the name of our God is near.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. (James 4:8)