Jehovah-Magen

To the Lord I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. Psalm 3:4 Betrayed by his son Absalom and several trusted advisors, King David fled Jerusalem. Many said, “This time God will not deliver him. He’s finished” (see Psalm 3:2). What did David do? He cried out to God: “But You, O LORD, are my shield, my …

Jehovah-Nissi

Is the LORD among us or not? Exodus 17:7 When we think of banners used in war, many envision the inspirational photograph of six U.S. Marines raising a flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.* Thousands of years earlier, Joshua and the Israelite fighters couldn’t see a flag or banner. As they looked …

Jehovah-Elyon

 How awesome is the LORD Most High, the great King over all the earth! Psalm 47:2 Earthbound people often have difficulty grasping that an unseen God reigns over all—from the budding of a flower to the brutality of a dictator. Psalm 47 is a hymn of praise to that God, who is “King over all the earth” (v. 2). The …

Jehovah-Ga’al

“In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,” says the LORD your Redeemer. Isaiah 54:8 When Israel refused to heed Isaiah’s warning that they needed to repent, God allowed the Babylonians to take them into captivity (2 Kings 24:1-4). Isaiah tried to bring words …

Jehovah-Bara

“To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. Isaiah 40:25 How do you reach people who are not merely drifting away from God, but sprinting in the opposite direction? The prophet Isaiah loved his country and he loved God. Due to their love affair with idolatry, the Israelites were running from God. Isaiah …

Jehovah

And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. Exodus 6:2-3 (KJV) The first name for God in Scripture is Elohim, translated God: “In the beginning God created the …