Have you ever had someone call you by the wrong name? Even though it may seem like a minor mistake, it bothers us, because great meaning and significance—and even power—is held in a name. This is true, and even more so with the name of God.
In the same way that you give your name when you introduce yourself to someone, so God has told us His name. He told Moses that His name is YHWH, which means in Hebrew “I AM WHO I AM” and is written in the Bible as “LORD.” Because God’s given name reveals who He is, it holds great power—even the power to save. The Bible says, “Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
God’s name is also a source of help. “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are set on high” (Proverbs 18:10). Here are some of the names of God found in the Bible. You can call upon His name in praise, in need, and in gratitude, and He will answer:
Jehovah (YHWH) Jireh-The LORD My Provider
Jehovah (YHWH) Rapha-The LORD My Healer
Jehovah (YHWH) Nissi-The LORD My Banner
Jehovah (YHWH) Rohi-The LORD My Shepherd
Jehovah (YHWH) Tsidkenu-The LORD My Righteousness
Jehovah (YHWH) Shalom-The LORD My Peace
Jehovah (YHWH) Shammah-The LORD Who Is Present
Jesus-The LORD Saves
“I am the LORD, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another” (Isaiah 42:8).
“I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him” (Psalm 91:14, 15).
“And God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM… This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations’” (Exodus 3:14, 15).