2016 A to Z – Y – Yahweh



yGod. Holy One. Heavenly Father. These are all names we use to identify the One who created all we see and hold dear from nothing. These are only a very few of the different names attributed to our omniscient, omnipotent and omniscient creator. Perhaps one of my favorites is Yahweh. Our God is made no greater or lesser by the name we choose to address Him. But, it is important we know him by a common name.

15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. Exodus 3:15King James Version (KJV)

Yahweh is the proper name of God in the Old Testament. I think I was a young teenager when I heard the named used in the church of my youth, a Methodist Church in Virginia. We did not have any Catholic influence, except maybe what you will as a course of life, but this name is explained more on the Cathlic.org website if you would like more information.

As I said previously, God is not magnified or diminished by the name we use to call on Him. He tells us to make Him the most important person in our life. This action is the paramount requirement for us in our lives. Just as God’s presence cannot be affected by His name, we cannot do anything to make Him love us more or less than He does right now. Did you get that? Yahweh loves you as much right now as He ever has and as much as He ever will. That does not mean you have a scaled love based on your actions or accumulation of good works. It means God’s love is constant and eternal, just like Him.




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