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Monday, November 26, 2007

Week One: Lord; Day One: God Reveals His Name

Hebrew: Yahweh
Redeemer of His people.
Greek: Kyrios

Key Scriptures:

God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israielites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
God also said to Moses, “Say to the Istaielites, ‘The Lord [Yahweh], the God of your fathers – the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob – has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.”
- Exodus 3:14-15

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
- Philippians 2:9-11

Monday: God Reveals His Name

Scripture Readings:

  • Exodus 3:1-20
  • Luke 2:11
  • Philippians 2:5-11

Notes from today’s devotional passage:

Yahweh is not a God who is remote of aloof but One who is always near, intervening in history on behalf of His people. Knowledge of this name implies a covenant relationship.
Kyrios, in the New Testament, refers to an owner, emperor, king, father, husband or master. It can translate into the Hebrew titles: Yahweh, Adonay, Elohim. Before the crucifixion, Jesus was addressed as Kyrios much like being called “sir” rather than as an acknowledgment of Him as God. After the resurrection, it was used widely by believers.

Reflection Questions:

Exodus 3:1-20

  1. What does this passage reveal about what was in the heart of God in regard to his people?

  2. Moses’ reluctance is not hard to understand. Describe a time when you were similarly reluctant to do something you thought God was calling you to do.

  3. Why do you think Moses asked God to reveal his name?

Philippians 2:5-11

  1. How does God’s idea of greatness differ from the usual definition?

  2. How have you experienced Jesus being Lord in your life?

From the study, Immanuel: Praying the Names of God though the Christmas Season. See links in previous post. I will be adding a link at the bottom of the page soon.

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