Did you know that God reveals Himself to us through His names? Each name is like a window into His character and nature. Let's dive deep into these 16 names of God in this beautiful new book "16 Names of God: a Strong Tower to Run to." From Creator God—Elohim, found in Genesis, to The Lord Is There—Jehovah Shammah in Ezekiel, we see His awesome character and nature. Let's explore the meaning and significance behind each of these names as we find safety in the Strong Tower.
Reflect These 16 Names of God and Discover His Character.
As Christians, we are called to reflect God's name. His name is great and worthy of our praise (Psalm 8:1; 48:10). His names are like a mighty fortress providing protection for His children. In this new book, "16 Names of God: a Strong Tower to Run to," you will see how you can reflect God's character through your daily life. You'll also discover how His names depict His unmerited love for you.
Embrace These 16 Names of God and Honor His Character.
Are you thirsty to know God better, deeper, and with more passion? Soak up these 16 names of God, and unlock a richer and more in-depth understanding of His character and nature. There is only One true God, but many names describe His attributes. With this inspirational book, you will explore the depth of His love, provision, and healing. You'll also discover that knowing Him by His names is the pathway to trusting Him more.
God knows us by our name (Isaiah 43:1). Shouldn’t we also know Him by His?
Jehovah Raah: The Lord My Shepherd
In the vast tapestry of God's divine nature, there is one characteristic that stands out as particularly cherished: His role as the Shepherd, Companion, and Friend. This aspect of God's identity is beautifully encapsulated in the name Jehovah Raah. Join us as we dive into the significance of Jehovah Raah, our Satisfying Shepherd, and discover the depth of His companionship and friendship.
Understanding Jehovah Raah:
The name Jehovah Raah draws from two key elements:
Jehovah, which signifies the existing One, the LORD, emphasizing God's continual revelation of Himself to humanity.
Raah, translated as Shepherd, Companion, and Friend. This term highlights the intimate relationship God desires with us, portraying Him as the One who feeds, leads, and protects His sheep.
The Good Shepherd in Psalm 23:
In Psalm 23, we encounter Jehovah Raah as the Satisfying Shepherd. This beloved psalm poetically describes God's role as our Shepherd, guiding us through life's journey. The verses depict His provision, guidance, and protection.
"The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake." Psalm 23:1-3
In times of uncertainty and difficulty, Jehovah Raah offers solace and assurance. Even when facing the darkest valleys, we can fear no evil because He is with us, comforting and guiding us.
Jehovah Raah: The Seeking Shepherd:
Ezekiel 34 paints a vivid picture of Jehovah Raah as the Seeking Shepherd. Just as a shepherd searches for lost sheep, God searches for us when we wander away. He rescues, gathers, and feeds His sheep, exemplifying His unfailing care and pursuit of His beloved creation.
"I, I Myself will search for My sheep and will seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out My sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered." Ezekiel 34:11-12
The Parable of the Lost Sheep:
In Matthew 18, Jesus shares the parable of the lost sheep, highlighting the lengths to which Jehovah Raah goes to seek and save the lost. The Shepherd leaves the ninety-nine to find the one that strayed, rejoicing over its return.
"What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray." Matthew 18:12-13
Companion and Friend:
Jehovah Raah is not just a Shepherd but also a Companion and Friend. This intimate aspect of our relationship with God fills a void within our souls. We long for His presence, which only He can satisfy. The hymn "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" beautifully underscores this companionship and friendship. The hymn reminds us that Jesus bears our sins and carries our griefs, offering us peace when we bring everything to God in prayer. In our trials, temptations, and troubles, we have the privilege of turning to our faithful Friend.
Jehovah Raah, our Satisfying Shepherd, Companion, and Friend, reveals a facet of God's character that resonates deeply with our hearts. As we navigate life's challenges, we can find comfort and guidance in His presence. Just as Jacob recognized Jehovah Raah as his lifelong Shepherd, we too can acknowledge Him as the one who feeds us with goodness, leads us, and satisfies our deepest longings. Let's cherish our relationship with Jehovah Raah, who seeks and saves, guides us through the valleys, and stands as a faithful Friend closer than any other.
How has the study of this name of God been impactful to your life?
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