Lord, I Want to Know You A 5-Day Reading Plan from Kay Arthur

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

God Your Creator


One of the names of God in the Old Testament is Elohim. This name designates God as God. Deuteronomy 10:17 says, “The Lord your God [Elohim] is the God of gods....” El means “mighty” or “strong” and is used for any reference to gods, including Almighty God. 


If God is the Creator of all things, who has given us life? Elohim, of course! And why were we created? For Him! You are a unique creation of God, one of a kind, created for His glory. He “didst form my inward parts.” He “didst weave me in my mother’s womb.... I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:13-14). Have you ever thought of yourself as being fearfully and wonderfully made? Or do you look at yourself and despise what Elohim has created? 


Remember when “Moses said to the Lord, ‘Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since Thou hast spoken to Thy servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue’ ” (Exodus 4:10)? 


What was the Lord’s reply? “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him dumb or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?” (Exodus 4:11). 


Oh, Beloved, if you are unhappy with yourself, with your child, or with a loved one, run into the strong tower of the name of your Elohim (Proverbs 18:10). You may not understand how your situation could ever bring Him glory, but you can trust in the name of your Lord. 


According to Isaiah 43, Elohim, the one who made man (male and female, Genesis 1:27) in His image, created you for His glory. Can you see how awesome it is to know that you have been created for God’s glory? That you are to live in such a way as to give all of creation a correct estimate of who God is? What does that mean to you, O child of God, who is called by His name? Think about it. How would you live if you were to live for His glory? 


O Father, show us Your glory! Proclaim Your name! O Lord, we want to know You...by name. Amen.