Guiding Scripture: Psalm 138:2, ‘I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame. ‘
Cross Reference: Psalm 140:13, “Surely the righteous will praise Your name; the upright will dwell in Your presence.”
Name & Reputation
written by: Torrie Slaughter
Psalm 138 is a beautiful reminder of who God is and honors His character. It also calls us to think about things eternal and know God’s nature. As King David emphasizes his intimate knowledge of God and gives thanks, we see glimpses of his familiarity with the Lord.
Knowing God’s Name is to have a deep love for Him.
And while we don’t need to list them off, it brings joy to our hearts when we declare that God is Sovereign. God has a reputation because His patterns are faithful and just. He is committed to His people and Shepherds His children.
As you read today’s passages, think about the many Names of God and how His faithfulness endures forever.
Old Testament Names of God
- El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)
- El Elyon (The Most High God)
- Adonai (Lord, Master)
- Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
- Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)
- Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)
- Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)
- Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
- Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)
- Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
- El Olam (The Everlasting God)
- Elohim (God)
- Qanna (Jealous)
- Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)
- Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
- Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)
*Resource Blue Letter Bible
Prayer: Lord, we come before you with open minds and hearts. Please help us to grow in understanding that we may respond in a godly manner. Lord, we trust that You are the way, the truth, and the life. Please write your Word on our hearts so that we can reflect on your habits and reputation. Amen.
Monday, December 19, 2022
Torrie is a media ministry consultant who works with churches and faith driven organizations to build their ministry team. She is the Blueprint Specialist uncovering root problems to construct solutions. Want to hear more? Tune in and listen to A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional a podcast by Our Given Purpose and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name.