What’s in a Name?

Episode Theme

God-Worshiping: Ten Commandments - #3 – The name of the Lord.

Memory Verse

Exodus 20:7

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

We use names to identify things, places and people.  We know the names of things in the room we are in. We know the names of cities, oceans and countries. We know the names of famous leaders or our friends and neighbors. When say people’s names, we can close our eyes and picture that person.

During Bible times, a person’s name talked about who they were. In the Bible, God even changes people’s names. He wanted to show them that what he was doing for them was important.  He made promises, and then changed Abram to Abraham, Sarai to Sarah, Jacob to Israel.

The names of God are like little pictures of God. God reveals  His names to his people.

As you look at the names below, think about what each one says about God.

Elohim: “strong one.”

El Shaddai:“God Almighty.”

El Elyon: “The Most High God.”

El Olam: “The Everlasting God.”

Yahweh Jireh (Yireh): “The Lord will provide.”

Yahweh Nissi:“The Lord is my Banner.”

Yahweh Shalom:“The Lord is Peace.”

Yahweh Sabbaoth:“The Lord of Hosts.”

Yahweh Ro’i: “The Lord my Shepherd.”

Adonai: “master, owner.” 

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