The Personal Name of God

Genesis 2:4

4 This (is) an account[1] of the heavens and the earth in their creation[2], in the day of (The Lord) Yahweh God making the earth and the heavens…

Application

Moses wrote to say that he had an “account,” a “description of birth,” or “the generations” of the heavens and the earth in the day God was creating them (a Qal infinitive in Hebrew, meaning “to create or creating”).

Here, in this passage, God is introduced by His name for the first time.  To this point, He has been called “Elohim,” but now he is called “Yahweh Elohim” or Yahweh (the Existing One) God.

This is probably one of the most important verses so far, because I come to know God by his personal name, not as a random being somewhere that created things and made rules.

Scripture confirms that He knows my name, and, through His word, I come to know His name, and I can also begin to know him through His Son Yeshua (“Joshua” or “Jesus”).  He’s loving and personal, not distant and harsh.  He is here right now, and not watching from a distance.

In fact, in Christ Jesus, I became Yahweh’s child, and the same Holy Spirit that was hovering over the waters is living in me.  He has a plan and a future for me, and I must remember that everything that has happened so far, He’s going to use, work together, for good.  My past to this point has all happened, been used by Yahweh, to accomplish what’s in my best interests, a plan to prosper me not to harm me, to give me a hope and a future.

Prayer

Father, thank you that You love me and that You know me.  Please help me to know You much better.

In Jesus’ name.  Amen.


[1] תוֹלֹדָה    תוֹלֹדוֹת – towlodah/towlodowth – Strongs 8435 – N . f) usually plural – “birth/descendants/reultsproceedings/generations/genealogies/account/registration/order of their birth

[2] בָּרָא – bara – Strongs 1254 – (v) – “create/be created/make/do/cause something to happen, the Creator/clear/cut down/hew/kill (cut down)/produced/fatten to obesity/be overweight/eat/consume food”