I strongly defend My name and reputation because everything good, true, loving, just, hopeful, and protective is tied to My name. My name is what makes these things valid.
When I protect My name, it's not because I'm being proud or arrogant. I do it because I know My name is responsible for providing for you and saving you. Defending My name is crucial because I know you rely on it, and your hope is in its power.
Even when you use My name, I make sure that My name is respected. I won't let you say things that damage My name because I know you need have faith in it. Like a loving Father, I look out for My name because I want My children (you) to have a solid and respectable reputation. I honor My name so that you can use My name for your protection, identity, and future. You see, My love is deep and I'm responsible for you. I am a devoted Father who loves you!
"You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain."
1 Corinthians 6:11:
"And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God."
"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
"The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe."