Exodus 3:14

The scripture for today is Exodus 3:14

Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, thus shall you say unto the children of Israel, I AM has sent me unto you.

Moses, when told by God at the burning bush to go to the children of Israel and tell them that He had sent him to deliver them out of Egypt, wanted to know what to call God; what was the name of the God who sent him? This is the first time in scripture that anyone had asked God personally to give a name to Himself. Moses, having been raised in the multi-deistic society of Egypt, evidently wanted the Israelites to know that it was the God of heaven who had sent him and that He had a name. The name given to Moses, however, was not typical. It was not like one of the gods of Egypt. The name that God gave to Moses was a powerful indication of how much greater He was than the gods of men. "It is difficult to put a meaning on the words; they seem intended to point out the eternity and self-existence of God." Adam Clarke No one or nothing can make the claims of the name that identifies God as who He is. From eternity to eternity He is the great I AM. Everything that has been or ever will be, past, present or future, has to be the creation of I AM. His nature is self-existent, eternal, and incomprehensible. A common name is not enough to adequately define Him. To hold His person in our minds requires that we look beyond our natural human perceptions. It requires faith.

Through His Son, God took on the form of humanity. He humbled Himself and condescended to our lowly estate so that He could, as a man, pay the penalty for our transgressions and sins. He became one of us so that He could save us. He took on a name that identified Himself as one of us. His name is Jesus and He is the same God that spoke to Moses at the burning bush and declared that I AM THAT I AM. When God speaks, Christ is manifested; when Christ is manifested, God is speaking. And the manifestation of Christ, the great I AM, has made it possible for us to receive a new nature, the nature of God. We do not have to ask what His name is; we know Him. He has come to our rescue and has written His character in our hearts.

God bless you as you continue in His service.