It’s never old. It’s never dead. It’s always full of wellsprings and springboards, of thoughts and questions and answers and wonders… and reasons to praise His name… and names to praise, as well.
I open again to Genesis, and read the Creation account again, and think once more how numberless are the reasons to praise Him in the things He’s created. Every plant, animal, element of nature… every stunning wonder of outer (and inner) space is in itself a reason, making the count burgeon far, far beyond 10,000 Reasons, each reason firmly rooted in scripture.
But my heart rises high beyond the Creation… “up the sunbeam,” to the sun, up from the created to the Creator, our Maker, and my mind turns the latch, the idea of Him as Creator, which opens the door to another huge room of reasons in itself.
Then into my thought flow come other names He bears, another part of scripture lately read:
Prince of Peace,
(All the above in Isaiah 9:6. Ponder each and catch your breath!)
(a name Isaiah abounds with: Isaiah 41:14;43:14;44:6,24;47:4;48:17; 49:7. Hover your cursor over each, and savor what else it says about Him. These verses are loaded with other names He bears:)
The Holy One
King of Israel
The LORD of Hosts
The LORD Your God
(Can’t you just lose yourself in the depths of praise reasons each name contains?)
Then in my later reading further in Genesis, other names emerge:
The God-Who-Sees (Gn 16: 13-14)
The God-Who-Provides/Will-Provide (Gn 22:13-14)
and moving beyond this first book into Exodus I come soon upon that mighty
JHWH/YHWH, the great self-existent I AM
There’s much more here, in these two books alone, in the names He bears, in the actions that attest them, in the glories that radiate outward from them. And there’s so much more in the rest of scripture about each of those names and its outworking, its glory… I could take them one at a time and fill a blog page in no time. (Perhaps in the future I will…)
But this, right here, is plenty to chew on all through the next week, or two, or three!
“Let my mouth be filled with Your praise, and with Your glory, all the day.” –Psalm 71:8
16 thoughts on “Reasons in His Names to Praise His Name”
Yes! God shows us who He is in His names…and each of His names is wonderful and marvelous, revealing a facet of His glorious nature!
Thank you sharing these, Sylvia!
And thank you for sharing in the praise and joy, Joe! Good to see you reappearing.
I love the names of God and all the multitudes of meaning 🙂 Endless. Thanks Sylvia.
Yes, Pam, wondrously endless. I think of one of A. W. Tozer’s words he liked to use in describing God: he wrote much of His “infinitude.” Blessings to you.
I love the fact that when you say/hear these names it points to Him and Him alone. The names and the power in them could never be fulfilled by anything other than our
Amen, Bobbi! So wonderfully put!
I have a Names of God Bible and the names in the Hebrew and Greek are translated so you know the original name they used in each verse. Love those names! Praising in PA, Dawn
Sounds like a nifty Bible to have, Dawn. I was a little torn about which to use, or if to use both the Hebrew name and the meaning in English. Love them both! Great (wet) day for settling in and praising Him, here.
Absolutely LOVE dwelling on the names of God! Beautiful post, Sylvia! Thanks so much for linking up with Recommendation Saturday! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3
And I just love this chorus of praise and enjoyment here of Who He is, Shelly! Thank you for hosting that link-up that made it happen!
The names of God are so awesome to study and use for praise. I woke up this morning singing “The name of Jesus is so sweet, I love its music to repeat; It makes my joys full and complete, The precious name of Jesus. Jesus! oh, how sweet the name, every day the same the precious name of Jesus.
Oh, my, Hazel, what a wonderful way to wake up in the morning! And what a wonderful name with such blessed meaning! Thanks for adding to our “praise chorus” here! A blessed weekend to you!
You are right, dear friend, God’s creation is actually so way above our minds even to think we can grasp just one bit, and still He considers us the crown of His creation; the only spiritual being created to love Him and to enjoy His presence forever!
Blessings for 2024 XX
That’s absolutely breath-taking, isn’t it, Mia? In all this incredible universe!
A very blessed year to you in 2014!
What an uplifting post to find praises to the names of our Lord. I especially liked the one from Isaiah that said He would lead us on the way to go.
That Blue Letter Bible addition is an excellent way to display Scripture!
Thank you for stopping by.
I so enjoyed the chorus of praise the comment section became. That really made it uplifting! And that BLB hover thing, that’s really helpful, isn’t it? I’ve often been glad I got that installed. (You can choose your default translation, too, or include the version you want to come up in the reference, like ESV, NIV, or whatever.)
Thanks for commenting. Blessings on your year ahead!
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