Harvest House Publishers
And to Seth, to him also a son was born;
and he called his name Enosh. Then men began to call upon the name of the LORD.
Throughout the book of Genesis, God uses different names for Himself to reveal certain aspects of His character. These names are especially important to a people with no written record of God’s words and deeds. The character of God becomes clearer as He reveals His names, which include:
• Yahweh: Lord (Genesis 4:26)
• Yahweh Yir’eh: The Lord will provide (22:14)
• El Roi: The God who sees (16:13)
God is often known by the people who worship Him; for example, to Jacob He is “the God of my grandfather Abraham, or the awe-inspiring God of my father, Isaac” (31:42 NLT).
The way God has made Himself known to others enriches the depth and richness of our worship today. When we better understand the nature of God through His various names and what they mean, we can begin to grasp the vastness of who God is. He certainly has depth and breadth of character. He is to be looked at in awe. The glorious radiance of His face does not permit us to look upon Him directly.
When people say that when they get to heaven they’re going to ask God so and so, I stand in amazement that they don’t seem to know who God really is. Truly God is an awesome God.
Prayer Father God, as I look upon Your majesty through Your various names, I begin to grasp Your awesomeness. My limited mind prevents me from realizing how big You are. You are certainly an awe-inspiring God. I praise Your name always. Amen.
Action Read over the list of the names of God and appreciate His awesome character.
Thank You, God, for quiet places far from life’s crowded ways, where our
hearts find true contentment and our souls fill up with praise.