The Names of God: God

This post is part of the series The Names of God.

Psalm 46:10 (ESV) — 10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Today we begin a new topic of study. We are going to look at many of the names for God found in Scripture and think about what those names mean. What can we learn about God from each name? Today, we begin with El, which is the Hebrew word translated as “God”. The Greek form of the word is Theos.

The name God is actually not a name at all, but a title. It is a title that is found in every language and culture of the world. Of course, not all worship the same god. In fact, that is what Psalm 46:10 is about. The God of Israel declares that he is God, the true God, and that he will be exalted among the nations of the earth. This means he will be recognized by all as God and the many false gods will be exposed. The title means “the strong one” and reflects that God is the One who is powerful and has authority to rule and reign.

We must ask ourselves, who is the true God? Am I serving him or a false god? As Psalm 46 reminds us, there is only one and he will be exalted.

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