Psalms 1:2 - “The Lord”
A while back, I did a series on the names of God. Just recently, I did a video series on the names of Jesus. There are about 100 names of Jesus in the Bible and I have seen a list of 903 different names of God. They all tell a part of the story about who God is. He is indescribable, unnameable and unfathomable so how could you know Him by a single name?
Yet, here we are in the second verse of the entire book of Psalms, mentioning the name that He revealed to Moses about Himself. When the psalmist writes “His delight is in the law of the LORD”, he is using the personal name of God. That name means “I Am” and it points to His very nature of being unnamable.
When God revealed His name to Moses, in Exodus 3, He did something unexpected. He mentioned that He was the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God loved Abraham and He chose Him for a unique and special role in history. He did the same with Isaac and Jacob. Likewise, He had a special relationship with Joseph. But He never gave them a name like that by which to call Him.
Why? What was so special about Moses?
Notice the connection between Moses and the law? Abraham was the father of our faith. He and his sons were the vehicles of salvation and the world would be saved by their lineage of faithfulness. Moses, on the other hand, was the giver of the law. That required a special relationship with God that the world had never seen before. Moses needed to know God, not just know about Him.
“Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say.”
More on that tomorrow.