Names of God: Yahweh Shammah
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.
Shammah means is there.
And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The Lord Is There.” (Ezekiel 48:35)
What it reminds me? No matter whether you are facing good times or bad times, joy or suffering, we have a God who is there. He walks with us always. He is not distant, but He is near. What a comfort to remember God is there beside us each and every day.