Day 10

Living God & God Most High

from the Names of God reading plan

Genesis 14:17-20, 2 Kings 19:14-18, Psalm 91:1-16, Jeremiah 10:10-11, Hosea 1:10, 1 Timothy 4:10

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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.


Living God & God Most High
Elohim Chay, El Elyon (Hebrew)

Scripture Reading: Genesis 14:17-20, 2 Kings 19:14-18, Psalm 91:1-16, Jeremiah 10:10-11, Hosea 1:10, 1 Timothy 4:10

Elohim Chay, “Living God,” and El Elyon, “God Most High,” are two of the most frequently used names for God in the Old Testament. The name Elohim was paired with adjectives that describe the God of Israel. These two names, though different, are related. They are used to emphasize the unique nature of God: He is alive and greater than all others.

The very notion of a living God distinguished Elohim from idols constructed of wood or iron. The Israelite God was—and is—living and active in and among His people. Similarly, the name “God Most High” elevates the God of Israel over all other gods. These names are reminders that God is active and superior to all other objects of worship.

God’s superiority over all other gods and idols

What do these names teach me about God?


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56 thoughts on "Living God & God Most High"

  1. Keturah G says:

    It’s possible for me to safely abide in the shadow of Gods wings because the God Most High is over me, and He reigns supreme in and throughout ALL the earth. Glory to HIS name alone. If God be for us then who can be against us?! ✨✨

  2. Rene' Bancroft says:

    It’s always an amazing encouragement to me to read the “I will” statements by God…to remember that when He says He will do something…He will absolutely do it!!

  3. Ingrid Coutinho says:

    Living and alrighty. What a wonderful God we serve!

  4. Stacey Ivicic says:

    Thank you Lord that You live and live in me. Help me to keep You first place in my life as You are the most high God and there is no other like you!

  5. Taylor Hayes says:

    Our God is distinguished and set apart. He is HOLY. He is living!

  6. Karern says:

    God is living and holy, He is our Protector and our Guide. Today’s study was very comforting to me, but also a reminder that I need to focus on God alone and not the idols I often make of fear and self provision. Thank you Lord Jesus!

    1. Cathy Wagner says:

      Oh Karern that’s so wise. I make fear and self provision idols too.

  7. Shawna Bokd says:

    He’s alive and with us!

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