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.
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