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#53 This Strange Name

Posted: Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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About Sovereign Love Series

There are two things we need to know and believe about God: His eternal power and His divine nature. Is God truly who He says He is: Sovereign Love?

Devotional

Exodus 3:15b ESV
“This is My name forever…”

The strange name that “will be remembered forever” is not a name as names go. It is covered in fathomless mystery, an anomaly – ‘something that differs from the standard.’

Another way of expressing this name is:

I AM WHAT I AM, or I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE.

(The word LORD when spelled with capital letters, stands for the divine name, YHWH, which is here connected with the verb hayah “to be” in verse 14 [from the ESV Bible footnotes].)

I WILL BE…WHAT I WILL BE.

That statement – understood – is the frightening reality of God.

Other Devotionals in Sovereign Love Series

Sovereign Love, Sovereign God #64 Alive to God #63 Alive for the First Time #62 Beyond Natural Humanity #61 The Life of God #60 True Life Abundant #59 Alive, Not Dead #58 Dead in Decadence #57 The Living Dead #56 The Plain Name #55 Essential Life #54 Existence is God
#53 This Strange Name (Currently Viewing)
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