What is the Meaning of the Divine Name Yahweh?

Hebrew
 
One of the oddities of history is the loss of the proper pronunciation of the Hebrew word YHWH, the personal and covenant name of God in the Old Testament. “Jehovah” is a spelling that developed from combining the consonants of the name with the vowels of a Hebrew word for “Lord” (Adonai). The Jews who do not read YHWH ...

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What the Bible Says About Making Today Matter

Young man thinking about life

And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. ...

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Naaman’s Young Maidservant, Channel for a Miracle

young woman reflecting

A Young Girl’s Testimony Led to One of the Most Significant Miracles in the Old Testament

Probably not yet in her teens, Naaman’s maidservant was captured and taken to Syria during the reign of Ahab’s son Joram, a time when Israel was constantly invaded by surrounding nations. Although living in a foreign land and serving people who may have killed ...

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8 Key Takeaways from the Psalms

Book of Psalms

The psalms represent a priceless treasure trove of resources for relating to God in all circumstances. They instruct us in how to live, and they teach us great truths about God the great King, his sovereign rule over all things, and his plan for reconciling the world to himself through his Son Jesus, the Christ. With all their beauty ...

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The Power of the Resurrection

The power of the resurrection

Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and ...

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What Does “Gospel” Mean?

The cross, resurrection of Jesus

The word gospel reflects the Greek word for “good news” or “momentous news.” The good news is what God has done in Jesus Christ, supremely in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. This God did in fulfillment of all that he had promised to do ( Continue Reading →

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Our Longing Back to the Garden of Eden

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The Bible portrays the wonderful Garden of Eden as a historical location, essential for understanding God’s intentions for creation, our role in the world, and the hope of eternal blessing. By word and deed, God revealed in Eden, both his love and justice toward humanity. First, there was peace and bounty; then there was judgment and a promise ...

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