November Gratitude…. Name

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4

NAME: reputation, fame, glory

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. Proverbs 18:10

Some things, I know, are beyond my scope or knowledge. An in-depth study or writing on the Names of God would be one of those areas. I am learning right along with all of you…. But here is what I do know. King David says that we are to give PRAISE to His NAME. King Solomon tells us that the righteous run into the Name of the Lord and find safety.

So this week, as we approach this Thanksgiving Day, let’s do just that. Together, let’s look at a few (there are many more!) of the Names of God and be in awe of who He is. Reflect on these. Write them down. Ponder why Scripture encourages us to praise the NAME of God. How do we find SAFETY in them? Why would they be called “a strong tower”?

Enjoy. Journal. Pray. Worship…..

God (Elohim) – אֱלֹהִים, θεὸς

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

He added, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Then Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God. (Exodus 3:6)

I will walk among you, and I will be your God and you will be My people. (Leviticus 26:12)

Almighty (Shadai, Pantokrator) – שַׁדַּי, ὁ παντοκράτωρ

I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by My name ‘the LORD’ I was not known to them. (Exodus 6:3)

As for the LORD God Almighty, the LORD is the name by which He is remembered! (Hosea 12:5)

Most High (Elyon) – עֶלְיוֹן, ὁ ὕψιστος

For You, O LORD, are the sovereign King over the whole earth; You are elevated high above all gods. (Psalm 97:9)

Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (Now he was the priest of the Most High God.) He blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by the Most High God, Creator of heaven and earth. Worthy of praise is the Most High God, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything. (Genesis 14:18-20)

She followed behind Paul and us and kept crying out, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation.” (Acts 16:17)

Lord (Adonai) – אָדוֹן, ὁ κύριoς

And he said, “If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, let my Lord go among us, for we are a stiff-necked people; pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.” (Exodus 34:9)

“O, Lord GOD, you have begun to show me your greatness and strength. (What god in heaven or earth can rival your works and mighty deeds?)” (Deuteronomy 3:24)

Master (Despotes) – ὁ δεσπότης

So if someone cleanses himself of such behavior, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart, useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. (2 Timothy 2:21)

But false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves. (2 Peter 2:1)

For certain men have secretly slipped in among you– men who long ago were marked out for the condemnation I am about to describe– ungodly men who have turned the grace of our God into a license for evil and who deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. (Jude 1:4)

They cried out with a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Master, holy and true, before you judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood?” (Revelation 6:10)

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