R. L. Wilson

Yahweh Shammah – The God Who is There

By R. L. Wilson / August 5, 2021

God was incredibly gracious to the Israelites in making His presence known to them. Just a few familiar examples are the pillars of cloud and fire by which He led them out of Egypt and through the wilderness (Exodus 13). When He appeared on Mount Sinai to Moses, we read, “the glory of the LORD [YHWH] settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the LORD [YHWH] called to Moses from within the cloud” (Exodus 24:16)

Yahweh Mekoddeskim – The Lord Who Sanctifies You

By R. L. Wilson / July 29, 2021

This name for God is revealed within the context of the laws God gave to the Israelites as they were preparing to enter the Promised Land. The laws included all the various sacrifices they were to offer, when and how to offer them—essentially when and how to worship God; what foods they could and could not eat; dealing with various diseases and bodily functions; relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and neighbors; observing special days; crime and punishment; and a whole lot more.

Yahweh1 Tsidkenu – The Lord Our Righteousness

By R. L. Wilson / July 20, 2021

[1] See the companion article “Who is Jehovah?” for an explanation of why I will use Yahweh rather than Jehovah except in quoted material. This name for God, Yahweh Tsidkenu,…

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…