Names of God

To our finite mind, God works in mysterious ways. However, God is not mysterious. He reveals himself in many ways in the Bible. These names of God communicate aspects of God’s character and his work in our lives.

Jehovah-Jireh, Jehovah will provide. Abraham gave this name to the place where God provided a ram for sacrifice instead of Abraham’s son Isaac. Genesis 22:14
Jehovah-Nissi, Jehovah is my banner. Moses named an altar this as a memorial after Israel’s victory over the Amalekites. Exodus 17:15
Jehovah-Shalom, Jehovah is peace. Gideon dubbed an altar this name to commemorate what God had spoken to him, “Peace be unto thee” (Judges 6:24).
Jehovah-Shammah, Jehovah is there. The name of the heavenly Jerusalem. Ezekiel 48:35
Jehovah-Tsidkenu, Jehovah is our righteousness. Symbolic name given to the king who is to rule over the restored Israel. Jeremiah 23:6, 33:16
Jehovah-M’Kaddesh, Jehovah who sanctifies. Exodus 31:13
Jehovah-Rophe, Jehovah heals. Exodus 15:26, Psalm 103:2-3, Psalm 147:3
Jehovah-Rohi, Jehovah my shepherd. Psalm 23:1, Ezekiel 34:11, John 10:11

All we need, God is, and God is all we need.
Debra L. Butterfield © 2010

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