"O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens." (Psalms 8:1)
"The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe." (Proverbs 18:10)
Our names are precious to us....they reveal who we are. They are a personal connection, a unique part of us. Names in Biblical times were very important, they revealed a person's character. As we read through Scripture we can see the importance of names, therefore, I think it should be a priority in our lives to learn the Names of God. He has been given many Names and each reveals Him in a different way. God's Names represent His attributes, His nature. I think it is important that we know God by His many Names. I hope you are encouraged and uplifted as you read these Names of God. I would urge you to take time to worship Him daily by calling upon Him using His various Names...to do so will be an awesome experience in knowing God.
Here are some Old testament names for God...
ELOHIM...Genesis 1:1, Psalm 19:1
meaning "God", a reference to God's power and might.
meaning "Lord", a reference to the Lordship of God.
a reference to God's divine salvation.
meaning "The Lord thy sanctifier"
meaning "The Lord my shepherd"
meaning "The Lord who is present"
meaning "The Lord our healer"
meaning "The Lord our righteousness"
meaning "The Lord will provide"
meaning "The Lord our banner"
meaning "The Lord is peace"
meaning "The Lord of Hosts"
meaning "The God of Recompense"
EL-ELYON...Genesis 14:17-20,Isaiah 14:13-14
meaning "The most high God
meaning "The strong one who sees"
EL-SHADDAI...Genesis 17:1,Psalm 91:1
meaning "The God of the mountains or God Almighty"
meaning "The everlasting God"
This beautiful song by Natalie Grant reminds me of the great name of our Lord
Have a great Sunday!
His humble servant,