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The Lord vs God


In today’s society many people use the word God with absence of the knowledge of who God is. As Christians we should obtain a better understanding of who God truly is by the study of scripture and having a personal walk with Him. Let’s take a look at who God is by examining scripture up-close.

“For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?” (Psalms 18:31). As David asks the question of who God is he goes on to explain that there is no God except the Lord, Yahweh. The word God in Hebrew is Elohim, which has two distinct meaning; one of which is the plural sense of the foreign gods and idols and the singular-plural intensive relating to the Lord Yahweh. The second definition describes the one true God with the many into one, which is a description that is better explained in the New Testament of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit all in unity as Yahweh.

“And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14). Here Moses has an exceptionally special encounter with God speaking through the burning bush on Mount Sinai. God goes on to explain to Moses what His true and eternal name is by the statement of “I AM WHO I AM” or “I AM THAT I AM”, which in Hebrew is translated as Yahweh. This description that God had given to Moses is a very deep and mysterious implication of His name by which meaning it goes on to also connote, “the existing one” or “to be”. This radicle description of God was far more intense than the surrounding pagan god’s which had physical characteristics, but with Yahweh there is none just that He is and is life itself. He is Spirit and light and by His word, He created all things. In today’s terms, God is the singularity of the Universe and all things that exist within and without.

Next time you feel like using the word God in your vocabulary, make sure you know and understand who you are referencing to. Know that there is only one true God and that is the Lord, Yahweh, the Great I AM and creator of all things. “I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.” (Isaiah 45:7).