Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Adonai

I like reading and studying my Bible.  I also like underlining and writing in the margins and writing on the front and back pages. I write dates by scriptures and remember why that verse was important to me at the time I underlined it when I see the date.  No one would want to use my Bible but me. 

There are several names for God in both the Old and New Testaments.  I have done studies on some of those names.  While we were in the States in the fall, one of the churches we visited was having a sermon series on the names of God. The morning we were there, Adonai was the name being studied.  I wrote all over a page in my Bible.  This morning my Bible fell open to that page.

Adonai means master or owner.  Master did not have a negative connotation in Hebrew times.  If a Hebrew master owned a slave, the master was required to provide protection, provision, direction, and affection.  What more could anyone want or need?

That is what I need right now: protection, provision, direction, and affection.  Today and in the future I look to and expect my Adonai Lord to provide those things for me.  What more do I need? 

1 comment:

Christopher Wiles said...

Thank you Terri for your post. Have faith that the Lord is faithful as 2 Thess 3:3 encourages here "But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one."

We are praying for your faithfulness to the Adonai as God displays His toward you.