This below list of the names of God represents 150 different names for God, with many other names subsumed under these main entries.
Each biblical name of God represents a characteristic of God that is still being exhibited today – somewhere, somehow. After all, God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Our LORD is working His-story forward towards his intended conclusion: the day we see him face-to-face and have his name fully “written on our foreheads” (Rev 22:4).
For me, the Bible is not only “God-breathed” but also the book of books and the foundation of all my thoughts about God’s name; it “was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself … It has God for its author, salvation for its end . . . All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.” (BFM 2000) Though I still read too many other books, I desire that all my thoughts are founded upon and filtered through this Book of Books, as I too espouse to be “a man of one book” (homo unius libri).
The nascent church was known as people of “the Way” (Acts 9:2) and were even called by Christ’s name (Acts 11:26): Christians, Christ-like, Christ followers, Messiah people. Knowing, understanding, and meditating on God’s names, within their contextual setting in the Bible, helps me to encounter the Living God – his nature and character, his authority and power – and therefore grow in my relationship with him and expression of him to others! And, when I enter into God’s story revealed to me through the Bible and walk daily and relationally with the LORD God Almighty, I not only understand better the name and nature of God and encounter him, but I also become more capable of representing the name given to me by my Father: son/daughter of God.
The forthcoming names of God still fuel my daily prayers and life, both private and public, and inform my desire to “know God and make him known.” May they similarly serve you.
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