Look to the Rock

September 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm 2 comments

Isaiah 51:1 says “…look to the Rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were hewn.”

I was thinking about that verse and our discussions on names and I had an epiphany….  what do God’s names mean and what are  they all?

So I went on a little hunt.  Do you know that our English translation of the Bible is quite limited in understanding of His names.  What I mean is that God’s names are so deep and rich yet in our language there is no comparrison to the original Hebrew. 

Where we use “Lord” there are many many different versions of the name Jehovah (YHWH or simply the 4 letters) which is God’s covenant name or the name He promised.  It means that he is the God who continually reveals himself to us.  Add it to another name and it literally means he will reveal himself to be as such…. Example; there is Jehovah Raah, which means shepherd, Jehovah Nissi meaning banner or refuge and carries with it a hope that can’t be understood in just one word of the English language.  Since Jehovah preceeds each of the names they literally mean, God who reveals himself to be our shepherd, or the God who will show us He is our hope!

I’m not doing all the work for you! 🙂  Find out for yourself who God want’s to reveal that He is for you today!

Here are a couple few 🙂 websites I found to help you study.

Blue Letter Bible

Hebrew Christians

Bible Gateway

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  • 1. Rachel Ann  |  September 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    There’s a place in Romans that calls God “the God of encouragement” and I like that. Then of course I love in Genesis 16 where Hagar calls Him “the God who sees”

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    • 2. glutenfree4goofs  |  October 1, 2009 at 9:03 am

      I didn’t know we had the same middle name 🙂 Either that or I forgot.

      I like the God Who Sees! It’s a neat experience when, as the name Jehovah explains, God actually reveals his character to you. That is one of the one’s that He has specifically reminded me of. He practically voiced it in my ear (not audibly in the physical sense) but as clear as day in the spiritual sense. It was very special. Same with Enough or Sufficient One.

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