Last week we started the study of the name Jehovah Sabaoth. Seems I’m not the only person who thought that meant Lord of the Sabbath. But it doesn’t. Doesn’t even come close to that title.
Last week we started a study about God as our Jehovah Rohi, our Shepherd, and all the images that name conjured. But think about it. Shepherds were lower class citizens, dirty from working outside night and day around smelly sheep. Comparing God to one would be much like comparing our favorite celebrity to a road worker, garbage man, or janitor. (Jobs mentioned are just to make a point – not a slight because I know and respect people who work in all three of these jobs and others similar.)
So why would David (who was a shepherd himself) taken comfort in God being his Shepherd? Continue reading
What better way to follow Jehovah Shalom than with Jehovah Rohi. From the 23rd Psalm, this name of God gives reason why we can be at peace.
While fathoming our amazing God provides an impossible struggle for our finite minds, analyzing His names through scripture offers glimpses of His amazing character.
This name of God inspires courage, determination, and focus in my heart. Mentioned in Exodus 17:15, it is a reference dealing with war.
That confused me at first. How can I find things that deal with today when I’m talking about aspects of a battle that happened 4000 plus years ago?
Oh yes, they are there!
How can we understand our unfathomable God with our finite minds? Impossible. But like the blind men trying to comprehend the elephant, we can wrap our brains around specific traits of our God. For the next several weeks, I intend to look at the various Old Testament names of God, which also testify of his character. Continue reading
Poor elephant. Around our house, he’s sometimes in the room, but we often speak of eating the elephant. Ha! I think I’m going to use both of those thoughts today and more. Continue reading