In our culture, personal names have little meaning, a point made by John Dunbar who found meaning in life as “Dances with Wolves.” We communicate who we are using names, such as cousin, friend, co-worker, neighbor, etc.
In the Bible, names describe God’s non-communicable attributes such as He is all-knowing, everywhere present, all-powerful, etc. God’s names help to explain His character, and all God’s names are infinitely meaningful because He personifies there meaning perfectly.
The Psalmist commands us to give to God the glory or respect that is due His name, and from Psalm 29 his names are the Strong Faithful Ones, I AM that I AM or the One who was, is, and is to come, and Holy.
Unfortunately, our English translations do not make it easy to recognize the names of God; in future Blogs I hope to bring attention to specific names of God, and their biblical meaning.
Names are meaningful, and to us who have been redeemed by the blood of God’s Son, they should be very important, as they aid us in giving Him glory!