Names of God: Yahweh Magen and Ezer

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 Magen and Ezer

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. 

Magen means shield. Ezer means help.

20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield. (Psalm 33:20)

What it reminds me?  God protects us.  God helps us. No matter what life throws at us, we can know God protects us.  He also helps us in the middle of our difficulties and struggles. We are never without God's help. When we get to heaven, I think we will all be amazed at how God protected and helped us throughout our lives when we were not even aware of danger or evil around us.


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