“This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.” (Ex 3:15)
Names matter. They identify us and become the fingerprint for our reputation. Our names are society’s first introduction to who we are.
When the Lord told Moses that His name was ‘Jehovah’, He did so purposely. God could have chosen any name He wanted, but the name He chose means “The Existing One”. God chose a name that literally means “I am here, I always have been, and I always will be.”
God’s name isn’t flashy like Zeus or Poseidon. It also isn’t alluring like a Venus or Andromeda. It is simply fact. I AM.
You don’t believe in Me? I AM, nonetheless.
Feel scared and unsure about the future? I AM permanent.
Afraid the world is falling apart? I AM unchanging.
Frustrated and angry and tired? I AM here.
Don’t like My rules and judgments? I AM WHO I AM.
Jehovah is entirely comforting and disconcerting at the same time. Comfort to those who accept that He is who He is and disconcerting to those who try and avoid acknowledging Him. His name is a memorial, a reminder, that HE EXISTS. We can no more change that then ships can change the ocean.
#Biblebites Matt. 4:4