The Power of God’s Name

Scripture reading for January 22nd:  Exodus 3-6, Matthew 16

Key Scriptures:  Exodus 3:13-14  “Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is His Name?’ what shall I say to them?”  God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” and He said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.”

God and Moses were having a conversation after God had gotten Moses’ attention at the burning bush.  God told Moses He heard the prayers of His people and His planned to deliver them from slavery.  Moses was concerned that the people would not believe that he had talked with God and sent him to them.   God revealed His Name–I AM–to Moses for the people.  The Father similarly revealed His Son, Jesus the Christ, to Peter the disciple who was having a conversation with Jesus.

Matthew 16:13-16  “Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”  And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”  He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?  Sim Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”

Prayer: Father, thank You for the revelation of Jesus the Christ, Son of God!  Help me to always revere Your Name in attitude, word, and deeds.  Amen.

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