What’s in a Name? Apparently a Whole Lot!

We’re missing out if we don’t understand the meaning behind some of the more common names God calls himself! Yahweh, the one who called one man to go rescue millions of people is ready to come and rescue you today!

Video Transcript (Video below)

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[00:00:00] Hi there and welcome back to Daily Bible Promises with a Twist. Where I take a Bible promise that is quite often isolated on its own and is often put in a little box of Bible verses. And I’m putting context to that verse. So today I will be reading from the NIV, which is what my little daily Bible promised box is made from. And I’m reading from Psalm 9:10. “Those who know your name, trust in you, for you Lord have never forsaken those who seek you.”

[00:00:34] What an amazing declaration of God’s faithfulness and His character and reassurance that He will never forsake us as long as we seek Him. But I’m going to read from the New American Standard Bible. That’s my preferred version for this particular series. So, let’s go. New American Standard Bible. Psalm 9. same verse, verse ten. “And those who know thy name will put their trust in thee. For thou, O Lord, has not forsaken those who seek you.”

[00:01:10] So, I was moved to go and check to see what name exactly that these people are putting their trust in. This is why I think that our modern translations miss. There were many different names that the Hebrew people knew God as. There was Yahweh, there was Lord, there was Jehovah. Many many others, you can look those up.

[00:01:42] But what name was the Psalmist using for God in this particular passage? And so, I went and I found out. It was Yahweh and Yahweh is the name that God chose to use for Himself when He spoke to Moses and came to Moses and said, “Set my people free.” Go and set my people free I’m calling you. It was a deliberate choice by God to use that name.

[00:02:17] Let’s go up ahead in New American Standard Bible to verse 9 and 10 in the NASB. So, if you’ve got that concept of Yahweh speaking to Moses at the burning bush and He’s about to give Moses a directive to go set His people free. Verse 9.

[00:02:47] “The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name will put their trust in you. For you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.”

[00:03:03] In the same way that the children of Israel were held captive for four hundred years, or for many many years, after they went to Egypt. After Joseph died, the consequent Pharaohs and other heads of state forgot all that Joseph had done for them. The children of Israel found themselves captive.

[00:03:28] They probably felt pretty forsaken but there were those who still sought Him. So, as I read this again and if you are feeling oppressed, if you’re feeling trapped, if you’re feeling as if you’re being held captive, listen to these verses again. Remind yourself that Yahweh, who spoke to a shepherd who was running away from his destiny because he wanted that man to go and set millions of people free, He’s speaking to you right now.

[00:04:06] “The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble, and those who know your name will put their trust in you for thou, Yahweh, have not forsaken those who seek you.”

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