This post is one of many on the names of God. Clement of Alexandria declared, “Each [name] by itself does not express God, but all together are indicative of God” (Stromata 5.12). Each of these names represents a dimension of God still exhibited today—somewhere, somehow. For an extensive list of the more significant names of God, click here.
The Christian knows God as the LORD, who heals.
- “Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed” (Isa 53:4–5). The apostle Peter relates this thought to Christ’s work of salvation that affects our inner being and then our lifestyles (1 Pe 2:23–25); Matthew identifies it with physical healing that came through Jesus (Matt 8:14–17).
- “The LORD said, ‘If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you” (Exo 15:26).