#53 This Strange Name
Posted: Thursday, July 9th, 2020Print
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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?
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.