Water for the Thirsty
Weekly Devotional

Water for the Thirsty

Praise His Names

Weekly Devotional

‘As the deer pants for streams of water so my soul pants for you, O God’. (Psalm 42:1)
‘…Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink”…’ (John 7:37)

3rd October 2010

God’s names give us tremendous insight into who He is, telling us something about His nature and character, and about what He does for us. Here are some of the Divine names of God to ponder upon:

1. Jehovah Jireh means God will provide.

‘So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, "On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.’ (Genesis 22:14)

When you need provision praise Him as Jehovah Jireh.

2. Jehovah Rophe means God is the one who heals.

‘He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you." (Exodus 15:26)

When you need healing, praise Him as Jehovah Rophe.

3. Jehovah Nissi means God is our banner, our victory.

‘Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner’ (Exodus 17:15)

When you are in battle praise Him as Jehovah Nissi.

4.Jehovah Mekaddish means God is our sanctifier.

‘Say to the Israelites, 'You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy’. (Exodus 31:13)

When you are in need of cleansing and you have confessed your sin, praise Him as Jehovah Mekaddish.

5. Jehovah Shalom means God is our peace.

‘…Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD is Peace’. (Judges 6:24)

When you sense confusion and distraction praise Him as Jehovah Shalom.

6. Jehovah Sabboath means He is the God of hosts.

‘Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the LORD Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were priests of the LORD’. (1 Samuel 1:3)

When you feel intimated or fearful praise Him as Jehovah Sabboath.

7. Jehovah Rohi means God is my shepherd.

‘The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want’. (Psalms 23:1)

When you need direction or you feel uncertain and unsafe, praise Him as Jehovah Rohi.

8. Jehovah Sidkenu means God is our righteousness.

‘In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness.' (Jeremiah 33:16)

When the enemy accuses you praise Him as Jehovah Sidkenu.

9. Jehovah Elyon means the God Most High.

‘I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High’. (Psalms 7:17)

When you feel overwhelmed, praise Him as Jehovah Elyon.

10. Jehovah Shammah means God is present.

‘The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits. "And the name of the city from that time on will be: The LORD is There’ (Ezekiel 48:35)

When you feel isolated, abandoned, or alone, praise Him as Jehovah Shammah.

11. Jesus means Jehovah Saves.

‘She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins’. (Matthew 1:21)

We pray now through the name of Jesus. All the other names mentioned find their fulfilment for our lives through the Lord Jesus Christ. Think of how God has provided for us through Christ. He heals us through Christ. Christ is our peace. Christ is our sanctifier. Jesus is our victory and so forth. He embodied these truths as God in human flesh who offered Himself for us.

When we know God for who He is and what He has done in Christ, we can but praise Him.

Have a good week praising His names.

Pastor Barry

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