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Saturday, January 25, 2003

Edifier du Jour-Exodus 3:13-15
13 Then Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you.' Now they may say to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?" 14 God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" 15 God, furthermore, said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.
No matter what, God is. He is the one constant in a chaotic universe, for He stands outside of it. God had multiple choices for naming Himslef, but he opted for I Am. When you see "the LORD" in all caps in the Bible, that how the Hebrew for "I am," Yahweh (yes, YHWH to be more exact, the vowels are guessed at), got translated. His eternal presence, His eternal is-ness, is what He opted to stress when God named himself.

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