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The Names and Attributes of God

Though God is infinitely far above our ability to fully understand, through the Scriptures He tells us truths about Himself so that we can know Him and be drawn to worship Him. During your prayer time, meditate on one of the name and attributes of God below. Allow the truth and the depth of each one to deepen your relationship with God and your dependency on Him.

 

JEHOVAH
The name of the independent, self-complete being—“I AM WHO I AM”—only belongs to Jehovah God. Our proper response to Him is to fall down in fear and awe of the One who possesses all authority. Exodus 3:13-15

JEHOVAH-M’KADDESH
This name means “the God who sanctifies.” A God separate from all that is evil requires that the people who follow Him be cleansed from all evil. Leviticus 20:7,8

INFINITE
God is beyond measurement— we cannot define Him by size or amount. He has no beginning, no end, and no limits. Romans 11:33

OMNIPOTENT
God is all-powerful. He spoke all things into being, and all things— every cell, every breath, every thought—are sustained by Him. Nothing is too difficult for Him. Jeremiah 32:17,18, 26,27

JEHOVAH-NISSI
“God our banner.” Under His banner we go from triumph to triumph and say, “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (I Corinthians 15:57). Exodus 17:8-15

WISE
All God’s acts are accomplished through His infinite wisdom. He always acts for our good, which is to conform us to Himself. Our good and His glory are inextricably bound together. Proverbs 3:19,20

FAITHFUL
Out of His faithfulness God honors His covenants and fulfills His promises. Our hope for the future rests upon God’s faithfulness. Psalm 89:1-8

WRATHFUL
Unlike human anger, God’s wrath is never capricious, self-indulgent, or irritable. It is the right and necessary reaction to objective moral evil. Nahum 1:2-8

FULL OF GRACE
Grace is God’s good pleasure that moves Him to grant merit where it is undeserved and to forgive debt that cannot be repaid. Ephesians 1:5-8

OUR COMFORTER
Jesus called the Holy Spirit the “Comforter,” and the apostle Paul writes that the Lord is “the God of all comfort.” II Corinthians 1:3,4

EL-SHADDAI
“God Almighty,” the God who is all-sufficient and all-bountiful, the source of all blessings. Genesis 49:22-26

FATHER
Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father” (Matthew 6:9), and the Spirit of God taught us to cry, “Abba, Father,” an intimate Aramaic term similar to “Daddy.” The Creator of the universe cares for each one of us. Romans 8:15-17

THE CHURCH’S HEAD
Jesus is the head of the Church. As the head, the part of the body that sees, hears, thinks, and decides, He gives the orders that the rest of the body lives by. Ephesians 1:22,23

OUR INTERCESSOR
Knowing our temptations, Jesus intercedes for us. He opens the doors for us to boldly ask for help and mercy. Thus, He is both the initiation and conclusion of true prayer. Hebrews 4:14-16

ADONAI
“Master” or “Lord.” All God’s people ought to acknowledge themselves as His servants, with His right to reign as Lord of our lives.  II Samuel 7:18-20

ELOHIM
“Strength” or “Power”: He is transcendent, mighty and strong. This name displays His supreme power, sovereignty, and faithfulness in His covenant relationship with us. Genesis 17:7,8

 

 

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