God’s Name- Should We Use It?
For many years now, people have been showing gross disrespect for the Almighty God in NOT using his matchless holy name, JEHOVAH being the English form of the Divine name.- Exodus 6:3, Psalms 83:18, Isaiah 12:2, Isaiah 26:4
Jesus set the finest example in using his Father’s name. John 17:6, 26 clearly showed that Christ made God’s name, Jehovah known; of course, using the Hebrew and Greek forms of God’s name. The name JEHOVAH, is the MOST important name in the entire universe, since God, Jehovah, is the MOST HIGH in the universe, the Creator. (Psalms 83:18)
How would we like it if our friends and others refuse to use our names; instead, they use expressions like man, woman, boy, or girl to address us? Certainly we would not like that. We appreciate our names as labels identifying who we are as distinct from other individuals. Similarly, how does God feel when his name is not used to address Him, in prayer or otherwise? God appreciates it when his name is used respectfully, rather than replacing his name with titles such as “God” or “Lord”. * God’s name identifies Him from all the other false gods in existence, and from everyone and everything else. Furthermore, God’s name has a MEANING behind it, far more important than any meaning behind any human name. REALLY, how can someone dare not use the name of the HIGHEST being there is in the universe, when God wants his name to be made known as Christ did!
So will we follow Jesus’ example and use God’s name, Jehovah; also making that name known to others? (John 17:6, 26) It is up to each one of us to answer that question.
* I do not mean to suggest that it is wrong to say “God” or “Lord,” at times, just the same way it is not wrong to say “man” or “woman” if appropriate. However, we should not avoid the use of God’s personal name, a name that God greatly appreciates, just as we do not avoid using a friend’s name, which is far less important than God’s name, Jehovah. Therefore, the name, “Jehovah” should be used far more than “God” or “Lord”.
May we show deep respect for God by using his name, JEHOVAH.
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