|“The name of the LORD is a fortified tower, the righteous
run to it and are safe.” -Proverbs 18:
“Those who know Your name trust in you, for You, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek You.” -Psalm 9:10
For the last 40 days now (we missed a day or two), we have been studying and reflecting on some of the Hebrew Names/Titles of God (Elohim) found in the Old Testament. So far, we have examined 18 or 19 different names and titles, all of which show a different characteristic of of God’s (Elohim’s) personality.
As we close these series of devotions, I challenge you to keep in mind that once you know a person’s name, you have at your disposal the very best tool to gain almost everything there is to know about that person. The same is true with God. I remind you that the God (Elohim) of biblical faith, Jehovah, really yearns to be known. In fact, God’s (Elohim’s) desire to be known is far greater than our desire to know Him. God (Elohim) wants His people to know Him in the fullness of His Majesty, might, love and glory, so that you may know what it means to “Ascribe to the LORD (Jehovah) the glory due His name….”. (I Chronicles 16:29).
Our prayer is that you have been enriched by this 40-day journey focusing on the different Hebrew names of God, to the end that your personal prayer life will be stronger and much more meaningful. Each day, in your personal prayer life and ministry, do your best to make use of at least three of the names you have been given. You may enjoy writing a prayer each day, making use of three or more of these names. You’ll be glad you did, because you will find His name to be “a fortified (strong) tower” to which you can run in the time of trouble.
Prayer: El Olam, You are my Elohim in whom I trust. Great is Your Name in all the earth. You have proven to be my El Shaddai. May my love and devotion to you grow deeper with each passing day. Please be the Adonai of my life. In Jesus name. Amen. (Eternal God, Your are my Creator in whom I trust. Great is Your name in all the earth. You have proven to be my all-sufficient God. May my love and devotion to you grow deeper with each passing day. Please be the Lord of my life. In Jesus Name. Amen.)