The True Meaning of God: There’s More to Him Than You Think

by Karin Peavy on August 4, 2016

in Relationship With God, Walking with God

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The True Meaning of God: There's More to Him Than You Think

In the dictionary, the word “God” means a “supreme being.” That is not a good description of the God of the Bible. A better portrayal would be:

El Shaddai (occurs seven times; first used in Genesis 17:1)

Lord God Almighty; The All Sufficient One; More Than Enough

El Elyon (occurs 28 times; first used in Genesis 14:18)

The Most High God

Jehovah Nissi (occurs only once in Exodus 17:15)

The Lord My Banner

Jehovah-Raah (Psalm 23)

The Lord My Shepherd

Jehovah Rapha (Exodus 15:26)

The Lord That Heals

Jehovah Shammah (Ezekiel 48:35)

The Lord Is There

Jehovah Tsidkenu (occurs twice; first used in Jeremiah 23:6)

The Lord, My Righteousness (right standing with God)

Jehovah Mekoddishkem (occurs twice; first used in Exodus 31:13)

The Lord My Sanctification

El Olam (Genesis 21:33)

The Everlasting God

 

God freely makes Himself available. That’s why He invites you to come boldly to His throne. He wants you to experience all that He is.

 

Elohim (Genesis 1:1)

God, Judge, Creator

Qanna (occurs six times; first used in Exodus 20:5)

Jealous, Zealous

Jehovah Jireh (occurs only once in Genesis 22:14)

The Lord Will Provide

Jehovah Shalom (occurs only once in Judges 6:24)

The Lord is Peace (or completeness. There is nothing missing or broken).

Jehovah Sabaoth

The Lord of Armies (spiritual and earthly)

Jehovah Gmolah (Jeremiah 51:56)

The Lord My Rewarder

What name stands out to you? Jehovah Gmolah is one of my favorites. This name reminds me that I should never trust man for my reward. For instance, even if I deserve a raise and don’t get it, if I sow seeds into the Kingdom, obey His Word and trust my Father, He will see to it that I prosper.

Isn’t it wonderful to know the Lord cares about your every need? Call upon the name that fits your situation. He will be that to you.

The Lord freely makes Himself available. That’s why He invites you to come boldly to His throne. He wants you to experience all that He is. You can! Open your heart. Push past the doubt and the limitations. Don’t hem the Father in. He is way too big for that! Lean in to take hold of what you want Him to be.

Yes, God certainly is a supreme being. But these titles reveal so much more. They show the intimate relationship He wants to have with you. 

Learn more about the names of God here.

Love,

Karin

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In the dictionary, the word "God" is defined as a supreme being. That is not a good description of the God of the Bible. A better portrayal would be:
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