Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
3min2022 JUL 15
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I like to give the things in my life names. I name my car, my plants—and I even brainstorm future pet names. Names can carry a lot of weight and significance, so what does it mean that God calls Himself "I AM"? In Exodus 3, God speaks to Moses through a burning bush that—miraculously— does not burn up. When Moses asks God what His name is, God replies, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you...The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation” (verse 14-15). When God uses the name "I AM," He sets Himself apart from any other god the Israelites may have been worshipping. This is not a god of fertility or the sun, this is the God who rules over everything. This is the God who existed before the Israelites were even a people, and He will continue to exist after they rebel against Him and...

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