May 26, 2017
A daily devotional exploring the names of God in scripture. Our
- Thanks for joining me today for "A Little Walk with God." I'm
your host Richard Agee.
- Today we start looking at the names of God. He is called a lot
of different things in scripture. We will start looking at what His
names mean to us today.
- Genesis 1:1; Psalms 19:1
- In the beginning, God created everything: the heavens
above and the earth below.
- The celestial realms announce God’s glory;
the skies testify of His hands’
- The Bible starts with the words we just heard, In the
beginning, God created everything.
- Elohim is an interesting name for God.
- Hebrews used it as singular, but ‘im’ usually makes the word
- Usually means the God of great power
- Can mean God of gods, power of powers
- Hebrews began their basic understanding of God with this word
- God of gods, supersedes anything or anyone we might try to put
in His place
- Power of powers, Elohim is greater, more powerful than anything
or anyone Satan may try to use to defeat us.
- God is above all
- In strength
- In knowledge
- In wisdom
- In goodness
- In grace and mercy
- In dealing out justice for those who deserve His wrath
- Before anything was, God was there and created it
- When we think about the name Elohim, we also see the triune
God-head encapsulated in the name
- The word is plural
- Singular when referencing God, the creator
- Recognition that God is more than one, but one, three in one,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
- Those who wrote the words believed in one God, monotheistic
- Still used the plural name, inspired by God
- As you think of this first name used by the Hebrews to describe
our God, think of what qualifies Him to carry this name
- God of gods
- Power of powers
- Here before the beginning to put in place all there is, nothing
exists apart from His spoken word bringing it into existence
- Elohim, God of power and might
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