Names of God: Yahweh Sabaoth
We often forget. We see throughout history the Israelites and the church forgetting. We need to be reminded often of who God is in Scripture, church history and in our lives and churches.
The names of God are important because these names are not just what God does, it is who He is. I hope this will encourage you as you are reminded of how good, great, and awesome our God is.
Yahweh is the Hebrew Name for God. It is "I AM". It is used over 6000 times in the Old Testament. It was such a holy name that the Jews would not even say it.
Sabaoth means host and is often explained as heaven's armies.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
he is the King of glory! Selah (Psalm 24:10)
What it reminds me? We are never alone. God has angels watching over us. These angels offer protection and do battle on our behalf. It also an encouragement when I am afraid or weak that it is not my strength that is important, but instead God and his angels who can be strong for us.