the good way

Names of God

Session 1 • Prayer • Devotional

“Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ” — Exodus 3:13-14

Throughout scripture, God reveals himself to his people through many names. Knowing His names helps us to better understand God’s nature. When we know who God is we can also trust him to act according to his character, in whatever situation we find ourselves in.

Below is a list of names used for God in scripture with corresponding verses. You might find it helpful to meditate each day on one of these names for God and invite him to reveal more of his nature and character to you in your present circumstances.

Adonai: Lord/Master

“See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.” Isaiah 40:10

Elohim: Creator God

“O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!” Psalm 8:1

El Elyon: Most High God

“They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer.” Psalm 78:35

El Olam: The Everlasting God

“Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.” Isaiah 26:4

El Shaddai: God Almighty

“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty, walk before me faithfully and be blameless.” Genesis 17:1

Immanuel: God with us

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14

Jehovah Jireh: The Lord our Provider

“So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” Gen 22:14.

Jehovah Mekoddishkem: The Lord who Sanctifies you

“Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy.” Exd 31:13

Jehovah Nissi: The Lord my Banner/Miracle

“Moses built an altar and called it The Lord is my Banner.” Exd 17:15.

Jehovah-Raah: The Lord my Shepherd

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” Psalm 23

Jehovah Rapha: The Lord that Heals

“He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.” Exd 15:26

Jehovah Sabaoth: The Lord of Hosts

“And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”1 Sam 1:11

Jehovah Shalom: The Lord is Peace

“So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it The Lord Is Peace.” Judges 6:24.

Jehovah Shamma: The Lord is There

“And the name of the city from that time on will be: the Lord is there.” Ezekiel 48:35.

Jehovah Tsidkenu: The Lord our Righteousness

In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.” Jer 23:6

Jesus: The Lord who Saves

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

Qanna: Jealous

“Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” Exodus 34:14

Yahweh: Lord/Jehovah

“This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created,when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.” Gen 2:4

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