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00686 - Elohim

"Elohim" is one of the earliest and most frequently used names for God in the Hebrew Bible. In Hebrew, "Elohim" is a plural noun, which is interestingly used with singular verbs when referring to the God of Israel. This plurality can reflect the majesty and omnipotence of God or, as many Christian theologians interpret, a hint of the Trinity.


Genesis 1:1 (NIV) introduces us to this name: "In the beginning God (Elohim) created the heavens and the earth." This establishes Elohim's role as the ultimate Creator, powerful and sovereign over all. It underscores God's authority and capability.


As we embrace Elohim's significance, we cultivate a more profound reverence for God’s authority, shaping our responses to challenges and blessings. Acknowledging God's loving kindness and His powerful creativity and dominion as Elohim fortifies our faith, inspiring us to trust in His plans for our lives. What an awesome God we serve.


Quote

Elohim, the creator of everything, is a friend of you and me.


Prayer

Thank You, Lord, for your creation and creativity. Amen.


Action Point

Take a moment to study how God created everything.



Copyright notices

(NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.


Use in other publications. You can use all of this devotional when including this credit.   Copyright © Carl Brettle. Subscribe for free via www.faithlift.org 

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