Here are six copular statements about God that are noteworthy: “the LORD is one”; “the LORD is good”; “God is Spirit”; “God is a consuming fire”; “God is light”; “God is love.”
Consider meditating on these descriptions of God and allowing him 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, somewhere. Clicking on the below scriptures will open these names within the paragraphs they are found in the Bible.
1. The LORD is one Deuteronomy 6:4
2. The LORD is good Psalm 100:5
3. God is Spirit John 4:24
4. God is a consuming fire Hebrews 12:29
5. God is light 1 John 1:5
6. God is love 1 John 4:8, 16
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.
“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Col 1:9–14).