Israel knew God as, “the LORD God,” “the Sovereign LORD,” “the LORD Will Provide,” “the LORD My Healer,” and “the LORD Is My Standard/Banner.”
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” (Ps 100:4b,5; 9:10a). 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 that is still exhibited today—somewhere, somehow. Clicking on the below scriptures will open these names within the paragraphs they are found in the Bible.
1. The LORD God Gen 2:4
2. The Sovereign LORD Gen 15:2
3. The LORD Will Provide Gen 22:14
4. The LORD, My Healer Exo 15:26
5. The LORD Is My Standard/Banner Exo 17:15
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.
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?’ ‘Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?’ For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen” (Rom 11:33–36).
Raymond Martin says
Sorry I got into this exercise late – for some reason your emails were in my spam folder. I have now corrected. I look forward to seeing each day. Thank you for encouraging us to know God.
Peter Dubbelman says
Ha! You too are an encourager in this regard. God bless.