Knowing God Better
September 27, 2021
Exodus 3:15 NLT
God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations.”
Yesterday, Eric shared this tidbit when he was preaching and it just stuck with me. He said, “Abraham was a man of strong faith. Isaac was a common man who just believed and prayed, and Jacob started out crooked and God made him straight.” Whenever I go somewhere to preach, whoever invited me asks me for a bio. They want to know how I want to be introduced. They want me to tell them what I want people to know about me before they hear anything from me. That’s what Moses asked God. He said when I go to these people they’re going to ask me for Your Name. Before they hear anything they’re going to want to know who You are so they can decide if they will listen to You.
So why would God introduce himself like that? Of all the things He could say about Himself why would He say this. I mean He created the universe but He didn’t include that in His bio. He introduced Himself through His relationship to others. Look closely at what He said. He said this is the name that will be remembered for all generations. This name is so important because it can be known by people with great faith like Abraham or people that are just regular or common but they pray and believe. This Name can also be known by anyone that is crooked and wants to be made straight by God. God is the God of all. It’s right there in His Name. All kinds of people can know Him and be known by Him. He wants to be the God of all, so that He can be in relationship with us all. He wants us to know Him, and He has let us know that He can be known by any type of person. He wants to bless us no matter what category we see ourselves in. We just need to have faith to be in relationship with Him, and He will help us grow closer and go deeper.
Thank You Lord for making Yourself known to me. Thank You for meeting me where I am. Today, help me to grow in You. Help me to know You better and to live out more of Your Word today. Thank You for Your Presence in my life. In Jesus’ Name…
Deidra B. Johnson, PhD