God the Father

Yahweh Rohi – The Lord is My Shepherd

By R. L. Wilson / August 11, 2021

“The LORD is my shepherd [Yahweh Rohi]. I lack nothing” (Psalm 23:1) Philip Keller gives us a beautiful description of what the shepherd means to the sheep. He explains, “[David]…

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)

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…

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…

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?”

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