My Lord, my God, My Jehovah FatherExcerpt from my poem
To the Master, my whole heart I do offer
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack for no-thing.
I serve my Savior, the one true Almighty King.
These names of God teach us about His nature.
A life lived for Him will be one full of adventure.
I learned so much from researching the names of God for this study. I hope and pray that you learned something new about God from those names. So much of God’s character gets revealed in these names. And, we only touched on some of the descriptive titles. As we wrap up this study, I will look back at the names we did learn and look at a few of the ones we did not study. As a thank you, I include some materials for you to print to remind you of God’s true nature.The Bible shows us the incredible character of God through the Names of God. Click To Tweet
The Mighty One. The Bible quickly introduces us to this name in Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning, Elohim created the heavens and the earth.” I find comfort in the power associated with Elohim.
The God who sees me. Hagar uses this name for God in Genesis 16:13: “Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God who sees”: for she said, “Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?” God sees us, no matter how far away we roam from Him. His loving eyes are always upon us.
The Lord is my banner. God establishes Himself as a banner over Israel as they wandered the desert as detailed in Exodus. He guarded them with a cloud of smoke in the daylight and a pillar of fire at night. And, God continues to spread His protection over us daily.
God makes us whole. We find the healing touch of the Master throughout the Bible. Even if our healing does not occur as we expected, we know God’s plans remain the best. Someday, we will receive healing when we reach our heavenly home.
God gives us peace. Gideon used this name for God in Judges 6:24; “Jehovah send peace, the name which Gideon gave to the altar he erected on the spot at Ophrah where the angel appeared to him.” God’s peace transcends the chaos of the world and offers us a hope and a future.
The Lord shepherds me. Can you guess where we find this name in the Bible? Here is a hint; “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” You guessed it, the 23rd Psalm. The Lord is our guiding light. He directs our steps daily. Picturing Jesus leading His flock through the lush valleys of life provides me a sense of comfort. God knows where He is leading me, so I need to follow.
This name means jealous. The first mention of Qanna appears in Exodus 20:5; “You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me.” God desires us all to Himself, like in a marriage. He does not want us chasing any other god or substitute gods like money or fame. Our hearts were made to worship the one and only true God.
It means the Lord will provide. Abraham gives us this name in the story of Issac. God presented the ram to Abraham so that Issac would not get sacrificed on the altar. The first mention occurs in Genesis 22:14; “So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” I still see God provisions in my life today. How about you?Please share your favorite Name of God with us. Click To Tweet
My favorite name is El Roi, the God who sees me. It awes me to think that our Lord cares enough about me to watch me. He knows everything about me because His eyes are always on me. But, this name also makes me want to be a better person since He is watching me.
Do you have a favorite name of God? I would love to hear from you.
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Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
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