Day 1

Yahweh

from the Names of God reading plan


Exodus 3:7-16, Exodus 34:1-9, Psalm 15:1-5, Isaiah 42:5-9, John 8:58

BY She Reads Truth

In this Names of God reading plan, we are learning more about God by studying the names given to Him in Scripture. Rather than having our writers share their own reflections on these passages, we’ve instead provided research-rich content to aid in your study of each day’s featured name of God, including the background of the name(s), a brief explanation of the character of God emphasized by the name(s), and a reflection question to help you dig deeper into the text.

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Yahweh
YHWH (Hebrew)

Scripture Reading: Exodus 3:7-16, Exodus 34:1-9, Psalm 15:1-5, Isaiah 42:5-9, John 8:58

Description
Yahweh is a profoundly holy name, but it is also unmistakably personal. Yahweh is distinct from other names of God because it is self-revealed. It is the intimate, covenantal, relational name of God. Modern English translations of the Bible often use small capital letters for YHWH.

When Moses asks God for His name in Exodus 3, God reveals Himself as “I Am Who I Am,” and then calls Himself Yahweh. In Exodus 34, He again proclaims His name as He describes His character to Moses. His name is a core part of the covenantal promise He makes with Moses—Yahweh will always be who He is.

Emphasis
The name God gives Himself, highlighting His covenantal and relational nature

Reflection
What does this name teach me about God?

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278 thoughts on "Yahweh"

  1. Laura says:

    I love that this name is set apart because it is self-revealed!

  2. Jessica says:

    He is who He is – the all-powerful God who wants a relationship with me, the Savior of the world.

  3. Vonnie says:

    Unchanging God; that is who He is!!!! Constant. Consistent. Immovable. Present throughout all ages. Our God is awesome!

  4. Ang Ascencio says:

    YAHWEH….I love HIM! He is who He is.

  5. Courtney Vickers says:

    He is who He is. There is nothing that can change that, God doesn’t have seasons of learning or growing. Nothing that happens in the universe can change who He is. Stable, unchanging. Loving, caring, compassionate. He shares. Coming down to stand with Moses, just wow. It makes me speechless

  6. taylor frame says:

    Yahweh to me means God is always there. Always by our side. If we grow a personal relationship with him there are no bounds to the love and grace we receive from him.

  7. Jenn Castano says:

    The beginning, the now and the end. There is no other

  8. Tangy Millard says:

    There is none like Him no comparison “ I am that I am”. He is eternal He is The Lord who saves.

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