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And God spoke to Moses and said to him: "I am
the LORD. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but
by My name LORD I was not known to them. (Exodus 6:2-3)
As God has walked with His people through the
generations, He has progressively revealed His nature according to His purposes
and the needs of His people. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob knew Him as God
Almighty, because they needed His mighty power to protect them from their
enemies. Moses and the Israelites learned that God was Lord, Master over every
nation and every thing. God not only delivered them from the most powerful
ruler in the world, but also brought them into the Promised Land. They came to
experience Him as Lord, preeminently powerful over the pagan gods of their day.
God will continue to reveal His character to you
according to your needs and according to His purposes. You will come to know
more and more about Him as you obey Him. When you grieve, He will come to you
as Comforter. When you are in need, He will demonstrate that He is the
Provider. When you face a serious challenge, He will reveal that He is God
Your understanding of God’s character ought to be
greater now than when you first became a Christian. You ought to know Him today
better than you did five years ago. Sadly, some Christians continue to live
year after year with the same basic knowledge of God that they had when they
first began walking with him. Whatever your present situation, view it in the
light of what God is teaching you, through circumstances, about Himself and you
will come to know God in dimensions you have never known Him before.