G is for God Only… Rest All Will Come Later… God Is Good!

G is for God Only… Rest All Will Come Later... God Is Good!

G is for God Only… Rest All Will Come Later…

christian-forever-god-god-is-good-Favim.com-1125982The seventh day in A to Z blog challenge the letter G stands before us!

Yes, when I think of this letter the immediate word comes before me is the word God.

Yes, He is the Creator God of the universe! He created everything on earth, and He is the provider and the Sustainer.

The Word of God – The Bible says the different names and meanings of this Wonderful Word called  “God”

Let us have a look into that word and its different meanings:

This is an adaptation from the pages of gotQuestions.org

EL, ELOAH: God “mighty, strong, prominent” (Genesis 7:1; Isaiah 9:6) – etymologically, El appears to mean “power,” as in “I have the power to harm you” (Genesis 31:29). El is associated with other qualities, such as integrity (Numbers 23:19), jealousy (Deuteronomy 5:9), and compassion (Nehemiah 9:31), but the root idea of might remains.

ELOHIM: God “Creator, Mighty and Strong” (Genesis 17:7; Jeremiah 31:33) – the plural form of Eloah, which accommodates the doctrine of the Trinity. From the Bible’s first sentence, the superlative nature of God’s power is evident as God (Elohim) speaks the world into existence (Genesis 1:1).

EL SHADDAI: “God Almighty,” “The Mighty One of Jacob” (Genesis 49:24; Psalm 132:2,5) – speaks to God’s ultimate power over all.

ADONAI: “Lord” (Genesis 15:2; Judges 6:15) – used in place of YHWH, which was thought by the Jews to be too sacred to be uttered by sinful men. In the Old Testament, YHWH is more often used in God’s dealings with His people, while Adonai is used more when He deals with the Gentiles.

YHWH / YAHWEH / JEHOVAH: “LORD” (Deuteronomy 6:4; Daniel 9:14) – strictly speaking, the only proper name for God. Translated in English Bibles “LORD” (all capitals) to distinguish it from Adonai, “Lord.” The revelation of the name is first given to Moses “I Am who I Am” (Exodus 3:14). This name specifies an immediacy, a presence. Yahweh is present, accessible, near to those who call on Him for deliverance (Psalm 107:13), forgiveness (Psalm 25:11) and guidance (Psalm 31:3).

YAHWEH-JIREH: “The Lord Will Provide” (Genesis 22:14) – the name memorialized by Abraham when God provided the ram to be sacrificed in place of Isaac.

YAHWEH-RAPHA: “The Lord Who Heals” (Exodus 15:26) – “I am Jehovah who heals you” both in body and soul. In body, by preserving from and curing diseases, and in soul, by pardoning iniquities.

YAHWEH-NISSI: “The Lord Our Banner” (Exodus 17:15), where banner is understood to be a rallying place. This name commemorates the desert victory over the Amalekites in Exodus 17.

YAHWEH-M’KADDESH: “The Lord Who Sanctifies, Makes Holy” (Leviticus 20:8; Ezekiel 37:28) – God makes it clear that He alone, not the law, can cleanse His people and make them holy.

YAHWEH-SHALOM: “The Lord Our Peace” (Judges 6:24) – the name given by Gideon to the altar, he built after the Angel of the Lord assured him he would not die as he thought he would after seeing Him.

YAHWEH-ELOHIM: “LORD God” (Genesis 2:4; Psalm 59:5) – a combination of God’s unique name YHWH and the generic “Lord,” signifying that He is the Lord of Lords.

YAHWEH-TSIDKENU: “The Lord Our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 33:16) – As with YHWH-M’Kaddesh, it is God alone who provides righteousness to man, ultimately in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ, who became sin for us “that we might become the Righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

YAHWEH-ROHI: “The Lord Our Shepherd” (Psalm 23:1) – After David pondered his relationship as a shepherd to his sheep, he realized that was exactly the relationship God had with him, and so he declares, “Yahweh-Rohi is my Shepherd. I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).

YAHWEH-SHAMMAH: “The Lord Is There” (Ezekiel 48:35) – the name ascribed to Jerusalem and the Temple there, indicating that the once-departed glory of the Lord (Ezekiel 8—11) had returned (Ezekiel 44:1-4).

YAHWEH-SABAOTH: “The Lord of Hosts” (Isaiah 1:24; Psalm 46:7) – Hosts mean “hordes,” both of angels and of men. He is Lord of the host of heaven and of the inhabitants of the earth, of Jews and Gentiles, of rich and poor, master and slave. The name is expressive of the majesty, power, and authority of God and shows that He is able to accomplish what He determines to do.

EL ELYON: “Most High” (Deuteronomy 26:19) – derived from the Hebrew root for “go up” or “ascend,” so the implication is of that which is the very highest. El Elyon denotes exaltation and speaks of an absolute right to lordship.

EL ROI: “God of Seeing” (Genesis 16:13) – the name ascribed to God by Hagar, alone and desperate in the wilderness after being driven out by Sarah (Genesis 16:1-14). When Hagar met the Angel of the Lord, she realized she had seen God Himself in a Theophany. She also realized that El Roi saw her in her distress and testified that He is a God who lives and sees all.

EL-OLAM: “Everlasting God” (Psalm 90:1-3) – God’s nature is without beginning or end, free from all constraints of time, and He contains within Himself the very cause of time itself. “From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.”

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EL-GIBHOR: “Mighty God” (Isaiah 9:6) – the name describing the Messiah, Christ Jesus, in this prophetic portion of Isaiah. As a powerful and mighty warrior, the Messiah, the Mighty God, will accomplish the destruction of God’s enemies and rule with a rod of iron (Revelation 19:15).

 

 

 

 

 

Source: gotQuestions.org

Picture Credit: Favim.com and Wikiepedia

 

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12 Comments


  1. Hi Brother Philip,

    When I read this post, the first thing that came to my mind is the bible wordings from Matthew 6:33 where it says

    “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

    I totally agree with your point that God’s name should be kept above all other things.

    Regards

    Reji Stephenson

    Reply

    1. Thanks Reji for your valuable time here with an insightful feedback,
      Yes, God’s Name should be kept above all other things,
      but sad to note that we very seldom do this and go after the things of this world.
      Keep writing,
      Keep sharing and
      Keep visiting :-)
      Have a great time of blogging ahead,
      ~ Philip

      Reply

  2. Hi,
    God is everywhere .God is one but human made it 1000 or more than that.God makes human but humans makes differences and discrimination.Great post indeed!!!Your way of expressing is too good.Thanks for sharing this article with us.
    Thanks
    Catrina

    Reply

    1. Hi Catrina,
      Thanks for your visit and thoughts on God.
      I appreciate your valuable time.
      Sorry for the delay in responding to your feedback,
      Hope you are doing well.
      Keep visiting
      May you have blessed weekend
      Best Regards
      ~ Philip

      Reply

  3. Hi,
    Thanks for posting such a wonderful post with us!!!
    God is everywhere.
    God is there in our parents,work is worship,
    God is there in our heart,
    Humanity is the best to search god.
    Help a needy person god will surely see your step.
    Try to do a lot better and serve humanity that’s what god wants from us.
    Love everyone That is G IS FOR GREAT FEELING. :-) :-) :-)
    Good day
    THANKS
    Himanshu

    Reply

    1. Hi Himanshu.
      Thanks for your valuable time on this page and for your observation and thoughts on God,
      I appreciate your thoughts.
      Keep visiting
      May you have a wonderful weekend
      Best Regards
      ~ Philip

      Reply

  4. Hi,
    Great and sharable post!!
    God do you think anyone knows the proper and correct information about You.
    For me God is my work and my parents .Humanity is the second name of God.
    So help people serve humanity .God is not like human.
    God is one human are million.
    Think positive you will observe God near to you.
    Call upon Him He will be near to you.
    Thanks Philips for sharing this thought provoking post to us :-)
    Good Day
    ~ Saurabh from
    Force One

    Reply

    1. Hi Saurabh,
      Thanks for the visit and the thoughts your shared
      Keep visiting
      I appreciate your valuable time
      Have a great weekend
      Best Regards
      ~ Philip

      Reply

  5. God is everywhere.
    God is one but human made it 1000 or more than that.
    God makes human but humans make differences and discrimination.
    Great post indeed!!!
    Your way of expressing is too good!
    Thanks for sharing this article with us.

    Reply

    1. Thanks Nargis,
      For your time and feedback
      Sorry for the late response.
      I really missed your comment.
      Keep sharing
      May you have a great time of blogging.
      Best Regards
      ~ Philip

      Reply

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