Who God is; How We Ought To Be


As we finish up the study on “His image , His likeness” I wanted to give us a few more things to think on. I wanted us to go beyond the trying to define what image is, and what likeness is, to acting in God’s image and likeness. In other words, doing things like God would!

In Old Testament times, even through the first centuries after Christ, names meant something, more so than today. Some of us may not even know what our own names mean.

 Listed here are some names of God, names that reveal a part of His character, His nature, His attributes. These names can also help us in our quest to be more like Jesus. Remember, we are made in His image and likeness and we need to act as such. The world is watching.

Elohim– God the strong one, Gen. 1:1; El Elyon– most high God, Gen. 14:22; El Olam– everlasting God, Gen. 21:33; El Shaddai– almighty God who is sufficient for the needs of His people, Gen. 17:1; El Roi– the God who sees, Gen. 16:13; Adonai– lord or master, Jos. 5:14; Yahweh– I AM the One who is, Gen. 2:4, Ex.3:14; Yahweh Jireh– the Lord provides, Gen. 22:14; Yahweh Nissi– the Lord my banner, Ex. 17:1; Yahweh Shalom– the Lord is peace, Jud. 6:24; Yahweh Sabbaoth– Lord of Hosts, 1 Sam. 1:3; Yahweh Maccaddeshcem– the Lord your sanctifier, Ex.31:13; Yahweh Raah– the Lord is my shepherd, Ps. 23:1; Yahweh Tsidkenu– the Lord our righteousness, Jer. 23:6; Yahweh Shammah– the Lord is there, Ezk.48:3; Emmanuel– God with us, Matt. 1:23; Jesus– the Lord saves, Matt.1:21

And by the way, my name Timothy is from the Greek language and it means honoring God.

I hope you all have enjoyed this study. I sure have. May God continue to bless each and every one of you, as we all seek to grow in His image and His likeness.

Amen.

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3 Responses

  1. It’s always fascinating to look at the names of God. 🙂 Thanks.

    God bless
    Maria
    http://www.inhishands.co.uk

  2. It’s just one more way He comforts us, isn’t it?

  3. Hi,
    My name is Lixa or Lisa and it means more then just consecrated to God. That in itself the word consecrated has many different words that have yet more meaning, If you know what I mean.
    thanks for listening.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting, Lixa. Come back soon.
    Tim

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