Titles of God

God's name identifies Him; His titles identify His qualities. How the "LORD of hosts," "Jehovah-Jireh," and "Ancient of Days" highlight God's greatness.

Day One: The LORD of Hosts
The name "LORD of hosts" occurs some 261 times in the Old Testament Scriptures. God is first called the "LORD of hosts" in 1 Samuel 1:3. The word LORD, capitalized, refers to Yahweh, the self-existent, redemptive God. The word hosts is a translation of the Hebrew word sabaoth, meaning "armies"...
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Day Two: Jehovah-Jireh
"Jehovah-Jireh" is one of the many different names of God found in the Old Testament. "Jehovah-Jireh" is the KJV's translation of YHWH-Yireh and means "The LORD Will Provide"...
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Day Three: The Ancient of Days
The title "Ancient of Days" first appears in Daniel 7:9, where Daniel is describing his vision of heaven. There an ancient, or venerable, Person sits on a flaming throne with wheels of fire, His hair and clothing white as snow...
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Day Four: The King of Glory
The phrase King of glory is found in a series of verses in Psalm 24: "Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory?"...
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Day Five: The Rock of Salvation
The statement "God is the Rock of my salvation" occurs several times in the Old Testament. In each case, the expression evokes vivid imagery and a sense of security. God is a trustworthy, rock-solid Savior...
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Day Six: The Light
"God is light," says 1 John 1:5. Light is a common metaphor in the Bible. Proverbs 4:18 symbolizes righteousness as the "morning sun." Philippians 2:15 likens God's children who are "blameless and pure" to shining stars in the sky...
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For more, see: "Light to Grow"

Day Seven: The Consuming Fire
God is first identified as a "consuming fire" in Deuteronomy 4:24 and 9:3. The writer to the Hebrews reiterates, warning the Hebrews to worship God with reverence and awe "for our God is a consuming fire"...
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Published 10-25-16