Names of God: Yahweh Qadash
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.
Qadash means sanctification.
8 Keep my statutes and do them; I am the Lord who sanctifies you. (Leviticus 20:8)
What it reminds me? I need to stop striving and working so hard and instead look to Christ to work in me. Sanctification is a hotly debated topic these days, but this name of God helps me to see that any good that I do is not me, but God working through me. Instead of spending all of my time focused on myself, I will choose to get my eyes up on God.