To Thee I owe my wealth, and friends,
and health, and safe abode.
Thanks to Thy name for meaner things,
but they are not my God.
엡 1:16 우리 주 예수 그리스도의 하나님, 영광의 아버지께서 여러분에게 지혜와 계시의 영을 주셔서 하나님을 온전히 알게 해 주시고
하나님을 온전히 알기 원합니다.
What is God’s name?
(Uhh?? Isn’t “God” His name?)
There are at least four different names of God (to my knowledge), two in the Old Testament and two in the New Testament.
Meanings: God as Creator, Preserver, Transcendent, Mighty and Strong
Elohim is the name that occurs at the beginning of the Bible (Gen. 1:1). Elhim is a plural noun but used with singular verbs in the Tanakh. This implies the Triune God (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit). Isn’t it wonderful?
God is transcendent and mighty. He is not powerless.
Meanings: I am who I am, self-existent one
God can be all that is positive. If I need something, He is the something. And He is self-existent, so He has existed since the eternity past and He will until the eternity future.
Meaning: Jehovah the Savior
Jesus is the incarnated God. He is not only the son of God, but also God Himself who came to the earth in flesh. The Father, the Son, and the Spirit are distinct, but not separable. (Refer to Elohim.)
Meaning: God with us
Matt. 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel*” (which is translated, God with us).