The Names Of God: Elohim

Day 1 of 3 • This day’s reading


The name Elohim reveals God’s uniqueness. In Genesis 1:1-5, Elohim initiates the beginning point of all creation, and the progress of time only exists as Elohim commands it: 

“God called the light day and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day” (Genesis 1:5). 

Additionally, Elohim creates both the spaces of the heavens and the earth and then fills them with the matter of created things (land, vegetation, living creatures, etc.—Genesis 1:9-25). As such, Elohim, the all-powerful creator, exists beyond time, space, and matter and is not subject to the limitations of His created things. Elohim exists in another dimension from the world that He created, and, without qualification, He can proclaim, “To whom then will you liken Me that I would be his equal?” (Isaiah 40:25). 

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