This month I have decided to study extensively on the various names of God . Though they may seem trivial , knowing them may go a long way to intensify your relationship with God . So here we go , am going to share what I have learnt with you in a series titled NAMES OF GOD .
Before we delve deeper , let’s understand the biblical perception of Names .
The bible uses different names and titles to refer to God and emphasise certain aspects of His person and attributes . Anytime I attend funerals , I never hear people say bad things about the deceased. All I hear people say are positive remarks about what the person did etc . The truism is we all have something people know us by . Likewise the names of Hod may be the different names people call God by due to the things He has done for them .
Just us our names are precious to us and reveal what we are so are the names of God .
- Names reveal physical characteristics
Gen 25:25 And the first came out red. He was like a hairy garment all over; so they called his name Esau.( Esau means hairy)
- Names reveal authority
John 5:43 I have come in My Father’s name , and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name , him you will receive
Significantly the best place to start is to start from the beginning . Elohim is the first name given to God in the bible . It is what God is known as as he creates . In Gen 1:1 , God is known as Elohim which means God is mighty ,strong ,creator .
This name teaches us that our God is the creator of all the universe Along with every loving thing . We didn’t exist just because of a cosmic power or action but by the divine strength and might of Elohim ..