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May 26, 2017

A daily devotional exploring the names of God in scripture. Our website

  1. Thanks for joining me today for "A Little Walk with God." I'm your host Richard Agee.
  2. 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.
  3. Scripture
    1. Genesis 1:1; Psalms 19:1
    2. In the beginning, God created everything: the heavens above and the earth below.
    3. The celestial realms announce God’s glory;

the skies testify of His hands’ great work.

  1. Devotional
    1. The Bible starts with the words we just heard, In the beginning, God created everything.
      1. Elohim is an interesting name for God.
      2. Hebrews used it as singular, but ‘im’ usually makes the word plural
      3. Usually means the God of great power
      4. Can mean God of gods, power of powers
    2. Hebrews began their basic understanding of God with this word
      1. God of gods, supersedes anything or anyone we might try to put in His place
      2. Power of powers, Elohim is greater, more powerful than anything or anyone Satan may try to use to defeat us.
      3. God is above all
        1. In strength
        2. In knowledge
        3. In wisdom
        4. In goodness
        5. In grace and mercy
        6. In dealing out justice for those who deserve His wrath
      4. Before anything was, God was there and created it
    3. When we think about the name Elohim, we also see the triune God-head encapsulated in the name
      1. The word is plural
      2. Singular when referencing God, the creator
      3. Recognition that God is more than one, but one, three in one, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
      4. Those who wrote the words believed in one God, monotheistic society
      5. Still used the plural name, inspired by God
    4. As you think of this first name used by the Hebrews to describe our God, think of what qualifies Him to carry this name
      1. Creator
      2. God of gods
      3. Power of powers
      4. Here before the beginning to put in place all there is, nothing exists apart from His spoken word bringing it into existence
    5. Elohim, God of power and might
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