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 Shalom: The Lord Is Peace
Nothing robs my joy more than something that steals my peace. Do you ever feel that way, friend? Hold that thought. We'll get back to that.
Jehovah Shalom: A Unique Revelation
Jehovah Shalom occurs only once in the Old Testament, tucked neatly away in the book of Judges. It's the name of an altar built by Gideon at Ophrah. Jehovah, meaning the existing One, characterizes a God who wants to be personally and intimately known by us. Shalom represents completeness, soundness, and an absence of strife. This is the kind of peace the world cannot comprehend (Philippians 4:7). It's the peace that comes from living in harmony with our Creator God.
The World's View of Peace
When we think of peace, we often consider the absence of outward strife or conflict. But true peace, Jehovah Shalom's peace, encompasses both the absence of outward conflict and the presence of inward calm. This peace surpasses all understanding, guarding our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Battles We Need Not Fight
We often engage in battles that were never meant for us to fight. God reminds us, "This is not your battle. I will fight for you. Stand firm. Hold your position. See My salvation on your behalf" (2 Chronicles 20:17). Letting go of these battles allows us to experience the peace of Jehovah Shalom.
Inward Calm Beyond Understanding
The peace offered by Jehovah Shalom gives believers a sense of wholeness, completeness, safety, and wellness, even in a world filled with chaos, complete disorder, confusion, and turmoil. It's a peace that cannot be comprehended by the world. In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus invites us to come to Him for rest, dwelling in wholeness, completeness, safety, and wellness.
A Personal Relationship with Jehovah Shalom
Shalom, often used as a greeting or farewell by Jewish people, expresses the hope for harmony with God and others. It is rooted in Old Testament theology, signifying a covenantal relationship with God. This relationship is established through dedication. This relationship is a place of perfect peace found at the foot of the cross.
Reconciliation with Jehovah Shalom
True peace is only found in a relationship with Jehovah Shalom, not in changing circumstances. Rebellion separates us from His peace, as Isaiah 57:20-21 highlights. To find lasting peace, we must be reconciled with God through His Son Jesus Christ.
Fear and Peace in Gideon's Call
Gideon's story, in Judges 6, reflects the tension between fear and peace when answering God's call. Like Gideon (and Moses in Exodus 4:10-12), we may feel unworthy or unqualified, but God assures us, "I will be with you" (Matthew 28:20), bringing us the peace of Jehovah Shalom.
The Role of Ordinary People
God loves to use ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things—NEVER forget that, friend! We don't have to be perfect or worthy, just willing. The lives of Gideon, Moses, the disciples, and many more throughout the Bible demonstrate that God can turn weaknesses into strengths.
Preparing the Way for Jehovah Shalom
Just as John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus, we are called to prepare the hearts of others to meet Jehovah Shalom by sharing the Gospel and speaking of God's grace and tender mercy, and the light He brings to those in darkness.
The Eternal Peace of Jehovah Shalom
Jehovah Shalom's peace is eternal, established in Heaven and offered to us through God's Son, Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:12-17 emphasizes that Christ Himself is our peace, breaking down dividing walls and reconciling us to our Father God.
The peace of Jehovah Shalom is more than just the absence of outward conflict; it's an inward calm that our souls crave. It's the source of true joy and contentment, allowing us to thrive even in the midst of life's challenges. Remember when I said, "Nothing robs my joy more than something that steals my peace?" It's the absolute truth! If you are looking for joy in your life, look first to peace—the peace that Jehovah Shalom offers you today.
How has the study of this name of God been impactful to your life?
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