Adonai Yahweh

I hope you will join us on Sunday nights as we study the names of God as found in the Old Testament. He was covered several so far as we move through the Bible. Adonai Yahweh is found in Genesis 15:2 and it means Lord God. Genesis 15:2 Abram said, “O Lord God, what will You give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”

For the fist time God is called Lord or Master. What great significance we find in the word “Master.” In some ways master has a negative connotation. Yet, by sharp contrast to the world, our God must be our master. Just as the word Elohim (the Hebrew word for God found in other places in the Old Testament) reflects authority and honor, so too Abram uses Yahweh in the plural form to denote dignity, majesty and respect to Him who is master of all things. This is not, however, a case of multiplicity of God.

The same Lord Yahweh in whom Abram believed is the same Lord Yahweh today in whom all spiritual children of Abram believe that he “raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25 He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.” (Romans 4:24-25)