Names – Of Moses and the Great I Am

Read through the Bible in 2 Years: Exodus 3

Each of my children’s names have special meaning for me. My oldest daughter was named after my dad. My oldest son’s name was chosen to reflect his Russian heritage. My youngest daughter’s name was chosen to commemorate her Christmas birthday and my youngest son was named in honor of a man of the Bible who was faithful to God through the hardest trials.

Today when I was reading Exodus 3, it jumped out at me that God called Moses by name when He spoke to him out of the bush. “Moses! Moses!” called God. (Exodus 3:4) Moments later Moses has a question for God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God’s answer is both simple and deeply proud.

“I am who I am.”

Say this to the people of Israel:
“‘I am’ has sent me to you.”

Exodus 3:14

Imagine being sent by the great “I am” Himself. The unmoved mover. The uncaused cause. The origin of all things. The Alpha and the Omega. The self-existent One. The One who spoke the world into existence. The One who breathed life into man. “I am” is speaking to you. The One who was and is and is to come. (Revelation 1:8) The unchanging God.

“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”

Psalm 90:2 ESV

“Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.”

Isaiah 44:6 ESV

“”Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called! I am he; I am the first, and I am the last. My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together.”

Isaiah 48:12-13 ESV

“And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

Revelation 4:8-11 ESV

The Great I Am knows Your name and He wants you to know Him, too. He is speaking to you. Will you listen? Will you obey? Will you follow Him? It’ll be the best ride of your life.

Names of God – Laurell Hubick

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