Thursday May 4, 2017
“Moses said to God, ‘If I come to the people of Israel … and they ask me, What is his name? what shall I say to them?’ God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am.” Exodus 3:13–14
The Lord revealed this name to Moses at the burning bush. “I am.”
“I Am” tells us several important things about God’s identity.
First, it shows that the Lord’s character is unchangeable.
We often say, “I was that last year, but now I am this,” but not our Creator.
Yesterday He says, “I Am.”
Today He says, “I AM.”
Tomorrow He says, “I Am.”
None of God’s perfections can be subtracted or added to. He can never be anything other than what He is.
A vital difference between God’s essence and our own is we have not always existed.
On the other hand, God is self-existent: He has always been and can never cease to be.
Even the best among us are not absolutely reliable. We can change our minds.
We can be caught off guard, grow tired, or run into other circumstances that might prevent us from keeping our promises.
The same thing is not true of our Creator. His promises cannot fail and He is fully and ultimately dependable.
We can stake our very lives on His promises, for He will never, fail to keep them.
Today, rest assured in the presence of I AM.
Prayer: “God, thank you for being God before I me, during me, and after me. Help me to depend on your never changing self. In your name I pray, Amen”