Be still and know that I am God

“Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted in the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psa 46:10)

Perhaps the most common sin of omission is the failure to worship the Lord for who He really is. Mistaken notions of God inevitably lead to misguided assumptions and decisions. Peter wrote, “But grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity.” (2 Pet 3:18) Failure to know God will hinder our ability to fully give God the glory He so richly deserves. It is essential that one knows the true identity if God! Titles are not enough–the NAME is essential!

Consider some titles (there are over 200 titles in the Bible used of God):

1. Elohim means “God.” Gen. 1:1: Psa 19:1 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Speaks of God’s power and might. Jesus Christ—the only supreme-true God.

2. Yahweh means “The Lord.” Gen. 2:4; Ex 6:2,3. “I am the Lord, I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the Lord I did not make myself known to them” Speaks of the name of the divine person above all.

3. El Elyon means “God Most High.” Gen. 14:17-20; Psa 7:17. “I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness and will sing praise to t he name of the Lord Most High.” Speaks of the fact that He is above all gods; nothing is more sacred than Him.

4. El Roi means the “God Who Sees.” Gen. 16:13. “You are the God who sees me, for Hagar said, I have now seen the One who sees me.” Speaks of the God oversees all creation and the affairs of people and nations.

5. El Shaddai means the “God Almighty.” Gen. 17:1. “When Abrahm was ninety nine years old the Lord appeared to him and said, I am God Almighty walk before me and be blameless. I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.” Speaks of the God who is all powerful and there can be only ONE ALMIGHTY.

6. Yahweh Yireh means the the “Lord will provide.” Gen. 22:13,14. “Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place the Lord will Provide.” Speaks of the God who will provide our total need (Physical, emotional, mental, social, cultural, material, attitudinal, behavior and spiritual).

7. Yahweh Nissi means the “Lord is My Banner, My Victory.” Exodus 17:15 “Moses built an altar and called it the Lord is my Banner. He said, For hands were lifted up to the throne of the Lord. The Lord will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.” Speaks of the fact that we should remember God for helping us gain the victory.

8. Adonai means the “Lord.” Deut. 6:4 “Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Speaks of God alone who is the head over all.

9. Yahweh Elohe Yisrael means the “Lord God of Israel.” Judg. 5:3; Psa 59:5 “O Lord God Almighty, the God of Israel rouse yourself to punish all the nations; show no mercy to the wicked traitors.” Speaks of the fact that He is the God of the nation (of a particular people).

10. Qedosh Yisrael means the “Holy One of Israel.” Isa.1:4 “Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with guilt a brood of evildoers children given to corruption! They have forsaken the Lord; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him.” Speaks of a God who is morally perfect and altogether Holy.

11. Yahweh Sabaoth means the “Lord of Host” (hosts refers to armies but also to all heavenly powers.) I Sam 1:3; Isa 6:1-3. “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” Speaks of the Only God who is our Savior and Protector.

12. El Olam means the “Everlasting God.” Isa 40:28-31. “The Lord is the everlasting God the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and young men stumble and fall. But those who hoe in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow tired, they will urn and not groww eary and they will walk and not be faint.” Speaks of the God who is eternal He will never die.

13. Yahweh Tsidkenu means the “Lord is Our Righteousness.” Jer 23:6; 33:16. “In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called. The Lord Our Righteousness.” Speaks of the God who is our standard for right behavior. He alone can make us righteous.

14. Yahweh Shammah means the “Lord is there.” Ezek. 48:35. “The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits. And the name of the city from that time on will be: The Lord is There.” Speaks of the God who is always present with us.

15. Attiq Yomin means the “Ancient of Days.” Dan. 7:9,13. “In my vision at night I looked and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence.” He was given authority, glory and sovereeign power, all peoples, antions and men of every language worshiped him, His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.” Speaks of the God who is the ultimate authority. He will one day judge the nations.

17. Shalom means the “Prince of Peace.” Isa 9:6. “His name will be called wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, prince of peace.” Rest, wholeness and complete supply of whatever is needed to put one at perfect peace.

All these titles are fulfilled in the Only One True Name!
THE NAME “JESUS”: When you say “Jesus” you have said it all! No wonder Acts 2:38 declares the only saving name—Jesus Christ!

— jlg —

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