The One Who Is

Exodus 3:13-14

Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?”  God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: I AM has sent me to you.’’’

God’s instruction for Moses to lead the children of Israel out of slavery was met with one excuse after another. This was an assignment Moses did not want. Finally, he asked, “When I go and they ask who sent me, what am I supposed to say?” God’s answer was straight to the point: “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

“I AM” is a translation of the Hebrew name Yahweh. This name was first used in Genesis 2:4. Normally, Yahweh is translated as “LORD” (all caps). But here, God gives the description of the word. Yahweh means “to be.” God translates it with a statement of his Person: I AM. God is “the One who is.” This name describes his self-existence and his eternality. He has always been and will always be. This name also describes God’s immutability. He never changes. He is always faithful. His Word is always true. His promises will never fail.

Today God’s name is still I AM. No power can overthrow him. No force can change his course. No work of Satan can stop him. You can depend on I AM. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He will always keep his promises. He will always be faithful to you. He will never leave you alone. He will never disappoint. He is the great I AM.

The One Who Is,

I know that I can always trust you. I know I can depend on your Word. I know you will never go back on your promises. You will never leave me. You will never disappoint me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


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