May 29 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 126

Lord’s Names

Psalm 113:3

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

“From the rising of the sun, unto the going down of the same, the Lord’s name is to be praised” (Psalm 113:3). The Lord is known by many names, based upon how he reveals himself. These various names have meanings related to his many-faceted character. ‘Jehovah Shalom’ means ’God who is our who peace.’ ‘Jehovah Tsidkenu,’ ‘the Lord our righteousness.’ My favorite is found in Psalm 24:9-10: “Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.” His name is Jehovah Sabaoth, the Lord of heaven’s armies.

May 25 2017

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 124

What’s in a Name?

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

How important is a name? We all have one. And even if a person was born without one, God would know what it was. Even God has a name. In fact, we know him by various names, all for a purpose. In the Bible, the phrase “The Lord” is used over 6,000 times. I haven’t looked at each one yet, but in almost every case that phrase covers over something extremely important. Why didn’t the Bible translators just use the name the Jewish writers put there for God? It would clear up confusion and make God all the more personal. “The Lord,” my friend, is actually Jehovah. Imagine that.