Friday, January 11, 2013

Day 4


Day 4: Yahweh: What The Name Also Means

Ps 135:6 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
“The LORD does whatever He pleases in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all the depths.”

When you see the word, LORD, written with all capitals, that in Hebrew is actually the name, Yahweh, as in the above verse.  This verse also points out an important fact about the living reality of God and His name, Yahweh.

“The LORD (Yahweh) does whatever He pleases.”  In other words, God does what He wants too … when He wants too … how He wants too … regardless of what anyone might think. The only law that God must follow is the law that He must do what pleases Himself … and … you and I don’t decide what pleases God.

We have natural law… but Jesus walked on water, healed the sick, raised the dead, drove out demons, saw the future, fed multitudes with little, and saw what was in the human heart.

We have moral law … but … Yahweh crushed His own son … because it pleased Him to do so.

Isaiah 53:10 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
“Yet the LORD was pleased to crush Him,
and He made Him sick.”

The Apostle Paul, writing to the Romans and addressing this very issue stated it this way:

Romans 9:20-21 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
“But who are you — anyone who talks back to God? Will what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’”

The three Hebrew children said that Yahweh could deliver them from the flames of the furnace, yet, if He chose to let them be roasted into a blasted cinder, they would still not bow down to the idol. (Daniel 3:17, 18)

Balaam, learned that it pleased God to bless and not curse Israel. (Numbers 24:1)

The traders on the ship in which Jonah had made himself a stowaway acknowledged that they knew that Yahweh does exactly as he pleases. They then promptly tossed the errant prophet overboard and into the belly of the great fish. (Jonah 1:14,15)

And, many other examples could be given but the simple point is that Yahweh, being perfect existence and the only self-sustaining being … does exactly what He pleases … anytime He wishes.

Intercessory Prayer: Father, teach us the greatness of Your Name and the holiness of Your purpose so that we might accurately represent You to our skeptical and lost world.  For Your glory we pray in Jesus Name.

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