Names of God

Bible Study Notes: Jehovah & Jehovah-jireh

"By being compounded with Jehovah, each [name] shows us that the very essence of His Being is to love, to give, to be more than self-constrained. As the self-existent one, He desires to meet the needs of those He created in His own image." How does this comfort you? How is the statement, "He desires to meet the needs of those He created" Differ from "He CAN meet the needs" of those He created?

If you missed Bible study, or are following along from somewhere else, we are happy you are here.

We had a great discussion yesterday, and here are the questions we discussed.

ICE BREAKER

READ Exodus 34:5-7

Then the Lord came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the Lord. And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger,abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”

Pasted from <https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=exodus+34%3A5-7&version=NIV>

  • Compassionate
  • Gracious
  • Slow to Anger
  • Abounding in lovingkindness & truth
  • Keeps His lovingkindness for thousands
  • Forgives iniquity, transgressions & sins
  • He will not leave the guilty unpunished

Which one of these adjectives speaks the most to you at this time in your life? And why?

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION

PG 69: 6-10

TEACHING/LARGE GROUP

1. What is one thing you underlined in your study this week?  What did it say to you?

2. The name Jehovah is used more frequently in Scripture than any other name of God.  What does Jehovah mean?  (pg 55)

To be or become: the self-existent one – he does not need us to bring anything to the table

Last week we talked about the responsibilities of being women…isn’t it great that God doesn’t need anything from us!!

3. Jehovah is the God of the covenant.  From your study, what did you learn about your covenant-keeping Jehovah that can be applied to your life today?

How long did God wait to fulfill his covenant with His people? (pg 56, Genesis 15)

What significance does this have on your life?  How does this give you hope?

4. What is significant about Abraham saying, “The Lord will provide for Himself”

5.  What new insights did you learn about love, worship & obey?

6. Pg 67 The phrase “it will be provided” can be translated literally “it will be seen”

Again this ties back to El Roi: The God Who Sees

What other names make being Jehovah-jireh possible?

7. Kay states on page 58

“By being compounded with Jehovah, each [name] shows us that the very essence of His Being is to love, to give, to be more than self-constrained.

As the self-existent one, He desires to meet the needs of those He created in His own image.”

How does this comfort you?  How is the statement, “He desires to meet the needs of those He created” Differ from “He CAN meet the needs” of those He created?

TIME OF REFLECTION

Then the Lord came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the Lord. And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”

Pasted from <https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=exodus+34%3A5-7&version=NIV>

As we strive to live as the Imago Dei (the image of God) which one of these characteristics do you need Jehovah-jirah to live out through you?

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