Today's Reading: Exodus 5-6
Key Verse: Exodus 6:2
And God spoke to Moses and said to him: "I am the Lord."
In yesterday's reading, Exodus 3 & 4, God said His Name is "I Am." Now He adds greater insight into His Eternal Being. He is "the Lord." The original Hebrew, in its English form, is "Jehovah." This means, "self existent or eternal." Translated as "Lord," this word is found over 10,000 times in the Bible. David has in front of him Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, a book about three inches thick.
In this computer savvy generation, you can access an online concordance to find where every word that comes to mind appears in the Bible. The Bible is the "Word of God." That does not indicate that God spoke every word. It does inform us that God supervised the writing of every word in the original languages over a 1500-year period of time by various people so that what God wanted written was done as He wanted it done. God speaks and introduces Himself to us. Isn't that great!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, we worship You, and as Jesus said, we are to love You with "all my heart, my soul, and my mind" (Matt 22:37-38). You would not have commanded us to do this without giving the grace to us so that we could obey You. We pray and believe for that grace now, Lord God. In the Name of the One who loved You completely, Father God, the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!
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