Yahweh, Day 77
Day 77, Yahweh … Public Recognition
1Kings 18:36-39 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
"Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that at Your word I have done all these things. Answer me, Lord! Answer me so that this people will know that You, Yahweh, are God and that You have turned their hearts back."
Then Yahweh's fire fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people saw it, they fell facedown and said, "Yahweh, He is God! Yahweh, He is God!"
And, the people cried out that Yahweh is God. A very refreshing acknowledgment ... yet one that would be difficult to declare if one does not know God’s Name.
What could many people say today? If asked what God’s name is, some might say something like, "The LORD... his is God!" Except that the word LORD is of course a title and not a name at all. Some might say that Jehovah is God's name ... without ever having a clue as to what the name Jehovah might mean.
My earnest prayer and desire is that when one has finished these brief studies that each and every one will be able to boldly declare that Yahweh is God ... with understanding.
Intercessory Prayer: Dear Father, for the glory and for the praise of Your Name … help us to know Your Name … so that we might boldly proclaim with the ancients … Yahweh, He is God! In Jesus Name. Amen.