R. L. Wilson

Yahweh Sabaoth– The Lord of Hosts

By R. L. Wilson / July 14, 2021

The name Yahweh Sabaoth first appears in 1 Samuel 1:3, where it is translated Lord Almighty. We are told that Elkanah, who would later give birth to Samuel, every year…

Clothed with Humility

By R. L. Wilson / July 13, 2021

R.L. Wilson When I think back on the people who have had the most impact on my live, there’s one thing they’ve had in common—humility. They were (or at least…

Yahweh Shalom – The Lord is Peace

By R. L. Wilson / July 5, 2021

As our story opens, Israel is not at peace. In fact, they are being so oppressed they are hiding in caves. Little wonder that our hero, Gideon, voices that age-old…

Yahweh Nissi – The Lord My Banner

By R. L. Wilson / June 29, 2021

Let’s put this in context. The Israelites has already experienced a miraculous escape through the Red Sea. They had already seen God turn bitter water sweet. Only a short time…

This Is Only a Test

By R. L. Wilson / June 21, 2021

I cannot even begin to tell you how many times it’s happened to me. I attend a spiritual retreat, or a weekend of immersion in Scriptures, and come away on…

Yahweh Rapha* – The Lord Who Heals You

By R. L. Wilson / June 21, 2021

“He said, ‘If you listen carefully to the LORD [YHWH] your God [Elohim] and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep…

Yahweh-Jireh – The God Who Sees

By R. L. Wilson / June 15, 2021

We all know the story. Abraham has finally, at the age of 100, had the son God promised to him so many years before. It had been a long, long…

El Roi – The God Who Sees Me

By R. L. Wilson / June 8, 2021

The idea of a God who is all-seeing is common in Scripture, but the name El Roi is used only one time, and that by Hagar. Remember that Sarai tried…

Can You Ever Know Enough About God?

By R. L. Wilson / June 4, 2021

Can you ever know enough about God? In his book Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, Francis Chan asks this provocative question: “Is it possible to get enough or even too much God? Is there a point when a person can be satisfied with the amount of intimacy, knowledge, and power of God he or she experiences?”[1] He responds to his own question by adding, “I don’t see how there can be, because doesn’t every encounter with God only cause us to thirst for Him more?”

El Olam – The Everlasting God

By R. L. Wilson / June 1, 2021

What does the phrase El Olam mean? In Psalm 90:1-2, it says Lord [Adonai], you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you…