Israel knew God as “the LORD, my shepherd,” “the LORD our maker,” “the LORD, my deliverer,” “the LORD our righteousness,” and “the Potter.”
Meditating on the below scriptures and allow 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. The LORD, my shepherd Psalm 23:1
2. The LORD our creator Psalm 95:6
3. The LORD, my deliverer Psalm 144:2
4. The LORD our righteousness Jeremiah 23:6
5. The Potter Isaiah 64:8
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.
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen” (Gal 1:3–5).