by David Davis

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Your First Impression of God...Elohim (1 of 14)
Series: The Names of God
Dr. David Davis
Genesis 1:1

Genesis 1:1 - ''In the beginning God (Elohim) created the heaven and the earth.''

Psalm 9:10 - ''And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that see thee.''

Why is it important that we study the names of God? Because it is vital, as a Christian, that we have a full and complete understanding that God's name reflects every facet of God's nature and character. One of the reasons why so many Christians have trouble trusting God, not just for the big issues in life, but for even the minute details of life is because we have so very little knowledge of Who God is to each of us personally.

Yes - we know the Lord Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, but do we really have a full understanding of who and what God is to His children? His name reveals the many hundreds of different ways that we may know Him and the way He will work in our lives. That's why the Psalmist makes a very clear statement of instruction for the believer...emphasizing that confidence in the name of God will result in complete trust in Him for every detail as it relates to the life of the child of God.

Could it be that one of the reasons why so many people have trouble trusting God is because they really just don't know in Whom they trust?

When facing situations in life...many of which greatly shake us to the do we respond as it relates to believing that God really is in control of our lives? We hear someone say, ''Well, just trust in the Lord!'' Of course, that is easy for them to say, right? It is a whole new ballgame when we are the one having to do the trusting!

As I have traveled throughout the nation, meeting literally thousands of people, I have found that people will approach me and share various needs with me. One may come and share a financial need...another a family need...and still another a physical ...

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