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What's in a Name?

Our trusting heart

Text:

Exodus chapters 3 and 4.

Devotion:
In Bible times a person's name had a meaning and told you something about the nature of that person.  God's name in the Bible for example is, "LORD", but in Hebrew His name is, "I AM" which means "The God Who is always present".

God was present with Abraham and Moses, and was present with every generation that followed.  We bless and thank God that He is still the same, and is present with us today!

When Moses hesitated to respond to the Lord and trust Him, God gave him a series of promises in Exodus 3 and 4:

  1.  I will be with you ... and the elders will listen to you (v12,18).

  2.  I will stretch out My hand ... and (perform) wonders (v20).

  3.  I will help you speak ... and teach you what to say (4:12).

How could Moses know that God would keep His promises?  Becaue God's name told him so, and gave him assurance!  God is the Great I AM and because HE IS, He is always present with His people, and is able to fulfil every promise He made in His Word, the Bible.

When God told Moses, "This is My Name forever", He was speaking to each of us as well.  He is with us now, and will be with us every moment of every day.  He will be with us tomorrow, and will be with us forever!

And because God IS, every promise He made in Christ will be fulfilled in our lives!

God bless.
 

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