Did you know that there are hundreds of names for God in the Bible? Think of all the names you are called by: Honey, Sweetie, your given name, Mommy, etc. They serve as a way to describe your job, your roll, your character and to identify who you are.
In Scripture, the meaning of a person’s name held great significance. A person’s name often described something that would happen to them or the nation in the future. Today, we often choose names because of family heritage or maybe because we like the sound of it.
The names of God in Scripture are especially significant and are not meant to be looked over. He is so immense, complex, and mysterious that one name cannot contain Him. In His grace, God has given us different names in Scripture that define Him. These names give us little glimpses of who He is.
In your study time, consider keeping a log of all the names, titles and descriptions for God. Your list will be long! Not only are there Hebrew names for God (Adonai, El Shaddai), but there are also titles for God (Living God, Rock, Creator). Don’t forget to add the names for God the Son and God the Holy Spirit as well.
Another way to have a growing appreciation for His name, is to pray through the names you’ve found. Use one name to refer to God each time you pray. Focus on what the name means to your heart and how that aspect of God’s character has impacted you.
To get you started, here are a few passages to study:
1. El Roi–The God who sees, Genesis 16:13
2. Yahweh-Shalom–The Lord is peace, Judges 6:24
3. Lord of All the Earth–Joshua 3:11,13, Micah 4:13, Zechariah 6:5
4. The First and Last–Isaiah 48:12
5. Lamb–Revelation 5:6
6. Light of the World–John 8;12, 9:5
7. Counselor–John 14:16
8. Spirit of Truth–John 14:17, 15:26, 16:13
In this four week mini Bible Study you will examine your faith and what it means to have faith in God. When we believe in God we then learn to walk in faith and trust God. But first we must believe, and it’s up to us, we can either choose to believe in Him or not. But faith will mean nothing until we believe with all our heart that God is who He says He is.
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