Yahweh, Day 38
Day 38 Yahweh ... Proclaiming His Name ... by His Character ... #8
Yahweh knows that Moses will desire to know all that he can about God ... so we have this revealing by Yahweh ... and what is it that Yahweh chooses to reveal?
The Lord came down in a cloud, stood with him there, and proclaimed [His] name Yahweh. Then the Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed: Yahweh-Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth, maintaining faithful love to a thousand [generations], forgiving wrongdoing, rebellion, and sin. But He will not leave [the guilty] unpunished... (HCSB)
Moses wants to "see" Yahweh ... but that is not allowed ... a physical visual image. Man always desires to "see" God ... and it is still never allowed ... other than to "see" God's Character. This is what Yahweh reveals to Moses ... compassion, graciousness, long suffering, faithfulness, truth, endurance, and forgiveness ... God reveals aspects of His character.
Jesus/YahShua came revealing the same ... "I am humble and gentle."
To know and understand these character qualities ... is to understand Yahweh. To know and understand these character qualities ... is to correctly understand "theology."
A picture would never do.
Intercessory Prayer: Oh God! Help us to learn to see You the way You intended, through Your Character. And then, let others see You in our lives as we learn to be like You in character. This I ask for the honor of Your Name. In Jesus Name. Amen.