In John’s Gospel Jesus says, “I am the Messiah,” “I am the bread of life,” “I am the light of the world,” “I am from above, I am not from this world,” and “I am.”
Consider meditating on the below scriptures and allowing God to use them to inform your thoughts, prayers, and decisions for today. The names of God still fuel my daily prayers and life, both private and public. They also inform my desire to “know God and make him known.” May they similarly serve you in this way.
God’s name represents who he is. The psalmist says, “Give thanks to the LORD and praise his name. For he is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. . . . Those who know your name will trust in you. For you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you” (Ps 100:4–5; 9:10). The LORD says, “Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name.” (Ps 91:14). Knowing and trusting in the name of the LORD is important!
Each of God’s names represents a dimension of him still exhibited today—somewhere, somehow. Clicking on the below scriptures will open these names within the paragraphs they are found in the Bible.
1. I am the the Messiah John 4:25–26
2. I am the Bread of Life John 6:35
3. I am the Light of the World John 8:12
4. I Am from Above, I Am Not of this World John 8:23
Every day, for the foreseeable future, I hope to post five more names of God.
Click here for a full list of the names of God.
Click here for a full list of the names of Jesus.
“Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible” (Eph 6:23–24).
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