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Monday, January 10, 2022

I trust you’ve been encouraged by our study of names for God in the Bible.  Let’s consider another generic name found in Exodus 6:2-3 in the Living Bible: “I am Jehovah, the Almighty God who appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – though I did not reveal my name, Jehovah, to them.”  The word we translate as Jehovah is a form of the Hebrew verb to be. 

When Moses was confronted by God “in flames of fire from within a bush…he saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up.” Curious, Moses walked over to the bush.  God called out, “Moses!  Moses!”  When he answered, “Here I am,” God said, “Do not come any closer.  Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” 

In this encounter God said to Moses, “I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt” (Exodus 3:10).  When Moses asked how he should identify God when talking to others about God’s call and plan to deliver Israel, God said, “I am who I am” (Exodus 3:14).  Some would translate this, “I am, I am being.”  God is always all that we need – our Savior, Protector, Provider, and Father. He is, as Manford Gutzke says, our Eternal Contemporary. 

The name, Jehovah, points to God’s uniqueness, as infinite, eternal, and unconditioned.  He is the only true existence in the universe.  Everything else has a derived existence.  He alone is underived, self-existent, and complete within Himself. 

Take some time to worship Him!  He is worthy to be praised and adored!



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