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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Worship Wednesdays:The Name of the Lord (Part 1)

"I will sing praise to your name, O Most High." Psalms 9:2a

Scripture admonishes us to sing praises to The Name of The Lord, but many churches today seem to avoid singing "to God," occasionally singing "about God" but mostly focusing on songs "about us." I think this trend leads to many churches being devoid of God's power in their services. There is power when we sing praise to His Name, especially when we realize the significance of His Name.

So, for the next few weeks I'm going to explore the various names of God found throughout the Old Testament, and then talk about how those names should impact our worship.I think the best place to start is at the beginning.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

The name of God here is Elohim. What does it mean though? This word literally means "to fear" or "to reverence". The first part El means "mighty" or "strong". He is the Almighty God. The im ending is very important also as it is a plural ending. 

We would be wise to remember that before the universe began God was already present. He is greater than anything or anyone. He is also found to be the Creator of all there is. That is an awesome thought, that the Creator, the Almighty God, the most powerful being in all the universe, who created the universe and existed outside the universe before it began, chooses to have an intimate relationship with me.

So, next time during your private or corporate worship time remember to sing praises unto His Name. Give praise to the Almighty God as only He is deserving of all our praise.

Read Part 2 Here