To celebrate our two year anniversary, and to give me a creative break, Abundant Grace will be reprinting some classic blog devotions from year one for the next month.
Moses needed an answer. How about you? Do you need an answer from God? God wanted Moses to do something. Moses response was basically, “Who says so?” God’s answer to Moses was, “I AM”. That is the basic answer we all need from God. The answer isn’t “God is”. That we understand by faith or else we cannot come to God. Moses was talking to the God who is and Moses already believed in Him. God’s answer was, “I AM”. That is His great Name. That is His all sufficient answer.
I AM what? That is our natural human response. That was not Moses’ response, however. Moses understood. Moses understood that with those two simple words God had expressed about Himself all that He needed in order to make demands. He had expressed all He needed to make promises. He had expressed all He needed to deserve worship.
So what did those two words mean to Moses? What did that Name that we now translate Jehovah imply? I AM all powerful. I AM able to do all. I AM worthy. I AM and there is no one else. I AM the maker of you all, the keeper of your world and the judge who all of you will face in the future. Yes, that is what those two words meant to Moses. In short, God said I AM all sufficient in all ways, at all times, for all things and by all means.
That should be a sufficient answer for us. God is sufficient for our needs. He knows all, can do all, has all, and has declared His all sufficient and unfailing love for all those who believe in His dear Son Jesus Christ. Dear God, Jehovah, Great I AM, hear the prayer of my heart, my hurts, my needs, my confession, my insufficiency and in Your greatness have mercy upon me. I AM is the answer to everything we ask humbly before His throne.
Thomas Olivers, paraphrasing a Hebrew hymn of praise, gave us the wonderful hymn “The God of Abram Praise”. Let us praise the Great I Am together with two verses of Oliver’s majestic words, “The God of Abraham praise, who reigns enthroned above; Ancient of everlasting days, and God of Love; Jehovah, great I AM! By earth and Heav’n confessed; I bow and bless the sacred Name forever blessed. The God of Abraham praise, whose all sufficient grace shall guide me all my happy days, in all my ways. He calls a worm His friend, He calls Himself my God! And He shall save me to the end, thro’ Jesus’ blood.” He can do all things for us because He is the Great I AM. Praise that glorious Name today. Worship Him in the certain Hope of I AM.
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