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Sometimes it’s good to pause. Breathe. Allow truth to sink in.
And I hope this post inspires you to do just that.
Over the past several months, we’ve been discovering different names of God that explain His character’s various aspects. Like diamond facets, these names sparkle in their display of WHO He is. The God of the universe, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of you and me—possesses such an infinite character that numerous names are attached to Him.
At the same time, God’s name in and of itself stands alone. It plunges deeper than our deepest thought and transcends our most transcendent thought. God’s name is wonderful.
“But the angel of the LORD said to him, ‘Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?'” Judges 13:18, Nasb
This “angel of the LORD” was none other than God Himself, as revealed in Judges 13:22, “So Manoah said to his wife, ‘We shall surely die, for we have seen God.'” But this couple didn’t die after seeing God—after experiencing the supernatural. They lived on to receive God’s blessing of a son who judged Israel for 20 years. They watched the Spirit empower their son, Samson, numerous times.
The Hebrew word for wonderful, piliy, is an adjective meaning “incomprehensible, wonderful, remarkable, something which appears supernatural” (Key Word Study Bible, pg. 1765).
Indeed, God’s name is remarkable.
And I long to speak it with such reverence, such awe. Though my life has been filled with utterances of God’s name, something within is shifting at this moment. Somehow the Spirit is opening my eyes to see more clearly…
His name alone is beyond comprehension.
As we move through each day seeking to honor and glorify God, may we express His name with utmost care and love. May we lift up the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who embodies God’s character because He is God, with awe and reverence.
Truly! God’s name is wonderful.
Let’s pause. Breathe. And allow this truth to sink in.
Much love in Christ,