Pastor’s Corner – What’s in a name?

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp

Family Life Christian Center

From Psalm 27,  “The Lord is my light and my salvation; He is the stronghold of my life.  When evil comes against me, when enemies attack me; they will stumble and fall. My heart will not fear and I will be confident.”

God has what are called, compound names.  They are descriptive of who God is and what He does.  These fit into this passage very well.  Jehovah-Tsidkenu means, the Lord our righteousness.  He has provided our salvation, keeping us safe from the effects of sin.

Jehovah-Nissi means, the Lord is my banner.  He covers me and protects me from whatever comes against me.  Jehovah-Shalom means, the Lord sends peace.  He calms my fears and frustrations, so that my heart and mind are free from anxiety.

Jehovah-Jireh means, the Lord provides.  Because He is the source of my provision, I do not have to live life without the necessities.  My job is simply one of the ways that God uses to provide for me.

Jehovah-Shammah:  the Lord is there.  Because He lives within my heart, wherever I go – He is there with me.  I am always surrounded by His presence.  In Joshua 1:5, He promised to never leave us nor forsake us.

David understood all this when he wrote Psalm 27.  He knew it because he had experienced that righteousness, protection, peace and provision through the Lord’s presence in his life.

Each one of us can live that very same lifestyle.  Just allow Jesus to be the Lord of your life and then live in obedience to Him.  Then, you can say with King David of Israel:  “I will be confident and my heart will not fear!”

admin (7654 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Knights of Columbus People with Intellectual Disabilities Drive

    October 24th, 2014
    by

    Maybe you’ve seen them in Tucson and Oro Valley, in front of Fry’s or Safeway, giving away tootsie-rolls. They are […]


    Taking the fear out of Halloween for young kids

    October 24th, 2014
    by

    Halloween can be a fun time of year, but for infants, toddlers and preschoolers – who often can’t distinguish between […]


    Arizona Trails 2015 Draft Plan Available for Public Comment until November 19

    October 24th, 2014
    by

    Phoenix – Every five years, the recreational trails staff at Arizona State Parks prepares an information-filled report concerning Arizona’s motorized […]


    Arizona Senator Commits to Land Swap Bill

    October 23rd, 2014
    by

    By Senator John McCain Driving through Superior last week, I saw the boarded-up shops that line its Main Street. I […]


  • Stories Just For You

    Valentine’s month ‘Hearts Rock’ photography at the Arboretum

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    February is a special month for lovers, including lovers of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum (BTA). In celebration of this special […]


    Batter up for the 2014 Little League season

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    The Superior Little League Board of directors are gearing up for another community tradition and that is Little League Baseball/Softball. […]


    Need a ride? New service available in Superior

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    Superior – There is a new business in the town of Superior, and it is taking everyone, including the Superior […]


    Superior Police Report

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin