Why Is Knowing And Using Godís Name Important?

It would seem that the most important reason for knowing and using God’s name is that God’s name was important to Jesus and Jesus is our example or model to follow.

Three statements that prove this are: Jesus asked us to pray for the sanctification of God’s name or the making of God’s name holy (Matthew 6:9), Jesus asked God to glorify His name and God replied that He would do that (John 12:28), Jesus made God’s name known ((John 17:26).

What is God’s name? The first time God’s name appears in the Holy Bible is in Genesis 2:4 (See American Standard

Version). Thereafter, His name appears thousands of times in the rest of the Bible. Since Hebrew was written only in consonants and the vowels were furnished when reading; His name appears as YHWH (Yahweh or in English as Jehovah).

Since the Almighty God has a name, would we not want to know it and use it? Would not the name of our heavenly Father be important to us?

Is the exact pronunciation important? It is not known how exactly to pronounce God’s name that appeared in the Scriptures thousands of times. Does that mean that we should not use it? Since the original writers of the Scriptures used it and God


inspired them to record it, then does it not make sense that we should use it? Why write it thousands of times if we are not supposed to use it?

Would it be pleasing to God to incorrectly pronounce his name? Think of a child as it tries to say papa, is the father upset that they mispronounce it? If the exact pronunciation was important then would God not have preserved it? We now speak thousands of languages so like any other name it would be pronounced with a different accent depending on the language.

Have you noticed that even with common names, that people of another nationality have a problem with the exact pronunciation. But we do not chastise them for messing up the pronunciation; rather we are happy that they are making an effort and trying their best.

So let’s be proud and privileged that we can know God’s name and be proud and privileged to use His Holy Name, however it is pronounced in the language we are speaking!
 



Article Written By 1hopefulman

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