God said to Moses, “I Am Who I Am”; and He said, “You shall say this to the Israelites, ‘I Am has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:14 AMP
Names are important. When you meet someone for the first time, you exchange names. So why is your name important? Your name defines who you are; it identifies your family and who you are in that family. Rachel Ingber said, “A name represents identity, a deep feeling, and holds tremendous significance to its owner.” Your name holds significance to you.
When God was ready to deliver Israel from slavery, He chose a runaway from Egypt to lead the exodus; his name was Moses. Moses was not very happy about it and so he tried his best to reject the position. Now, the importance of any mission lies in the person who commissions the project. So Moses wanted to have an answer when the children of Israel asked him who gave you that assignment. God told him to say,‘I Am has sent me to you.’ The Psalmist said in Psalm 135:13, “Your name, O Lord, endures forever, Your fame and remembrance, O Lord, [endures] throughout all generations.” Many people do great deeds and erect monuments to be remembered but the name of the Lord will endure forever.
When Moses was about to die, he blessed the children of Israel. He was not that same man who wanted to run away from the responsibility of the task; he stood as the leader who led them out of Egypt to the steps of the Promised Land. He said, “The eternal God is your refuge and dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, ‘Destroy!” Deuteronomy 33:27.God is eternal, without beginning or end.
God does not take His name lightly. Nowadays, many use His name vainly. Deuteronomy 5:11 tells us, ‘You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain [that is, irreverently, in false affirmations or in ways that impugn the character of God]; for the Lord will not hold guiltless nor leave unpunished the one who takes His name in vain [disregarding its reverence and its power]”. Let us honor the name of the Lord. When Jesus taught His disciples to pray, He began, ‘Our Father, who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.” Hallow means to honor as holy. So let us hallow the name of the Lord.
Thought for Today: Friend, remember that the Lord’s name is holy.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.