Elohim…….God IS….

READ: Genesis 1:1

For this last devotional for the series on Genesis I went back to the beginning. I reread my copious notes that I had taken and one thing cried out from all of them. Elohim.

I am sure that you all know it is the plural form of El and means eternal creator. It is the only plural form of Gods name and the most frequently used name for God in the O.T. used more than 2500 times in the Bible and 32 times in the 1st chapter of Genesis.

The question I asked was why, at this time, I need to know God’s name and the significance of it. My answer; we need to know His name because He commands us to know it, because we’re compelled to praise it, and because we’re challenged to trust in it. But do we? God is an expletive to some and a lot of us have followed the ways of the garden and have more reliance on our own abilities than trusting in God. Read the following verses:

O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth. Ps. 8:1I will praise you forever for what you have done: in your name I will hope, for your name is good. Ps.52:9

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:9-11


Incredible verses commanding, compelling, and challenging us to trust in the name and person of our God. The reason God gave us His name is to REVEAL His person, to RELATE to His creation, and to RELEASE His promises. God wants us to know Him, to be known by Him, and to make Him known.In the name Elohim we find God has always been, and always will be and He is true to His nature. God IS!

What is He? He is holy, all-powerful, all knowing, all-seeing.

 

If God IS… What’s the significance? It means everything! If God is, then bad can be made good, sin can be atoned, and chaos can be brought to order. If God is, then there is hope for the hopeless, and help for the helpless. If God is, then everything in life has meaning and purpose. All life is precious and sacred. I trust you now are all creationists. If you remove creation from our daily walk with God, you will lose a plethora of proof that God IS, from the beginning Book, to the last Book of the Bible

Come let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Ps. 95:6

 

Thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and its offspring, who gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk in it. Isaiah 42:5

 

The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temple built by hands. Acts 17:49

 

You’re worthy, our Lord, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have there being. Revelation. 4:11

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