Week 3 Day 4: Deeper Insights Into God’s Names

This is an extra resource for people going through the Pure Praise worship study.

For Week 3, Day 4:

In our anchor narrative here in 2 Chronicles, we find two of God’s revealing names: Elohim, translated “God” in our English Bible and Jehovah, which is written as “LORD” (in all caps) in the English versions. Interestingly, Jehoshaphat and Jahaziel used both these names for God an almost equal amount of times. That’s significant when we understand better what these two names mean. Elohim carries the idea that God is someone to be feared as well as someone who is powerful. Jehovah, on the other hand, means that God describes Himself as I am that I am. Jehovah is the great covenant name of God. The Bible calls this name the best one of all. (See Exodus 3:13-14) It describes His unchangeable relationship to His people.

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