We’ll be looking at some names of God on the first week of each month.
This week, we are talking about the name Elohim, meaning God, Mighty Creator.
Scripture passages: Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 28:10-22; Genesis 35:1-8; Psalm 102; Psalm 18:27-30; Psalm 19:1; Psalm 139:13-16; Isaiah 40:27-31; Isaiah 41:10
These passages show God’s creative power, authority, and sovereignty. We can observe and appreciate the world and everything God made. We recognize and appreciate that we (humans) were made in God’s image. We were all created to bear His image and living with this awareness should effect how we live and how we treat others.
Other things we observe in these passages about God is that He sustains us, cares about us, and blesses us (His children). God is unchanging, perfect, outside of time and space, eternal (always was and always will be), wise, all-powerful, good, stable, strong, trustworthy, and faithful.
[Sidebar: I mentioned a devotional book that I read in conjunction with reading through the Bible in 2020. The name of that book is, “Praying through the Bible for your Kids,” by Nancy Guthrie. (Affiliate link: I receive a small commission if you click this link and purchase this book. There is no additional expense to you.) I highly recommend this book.]
Links: The Bible Recap – chronologically reading through the Bible in a year daily podcast.
Keep reading your Bible!