Exodus 3: 6
“I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” (NKJV)
Anyone who has gone to school, college or worked in an office knows the advantage of being part of the cool group. Bullies leave you alone. Girls are attracted to you. Peers respect you. Bosses notice you more often.
If you are cool, people like to associate themselves with you. Now imagine this, the God of all Universe – who spoke the heavens and the earth into being – who is awesome in power, glory and honor – that great God thought Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were cool. He thought they were so cool that He thought it neat to associate His name with theirs.
The context for today’s verse is – God wants to introduce Himself to Moses (Exodus 3). As you read the Bible, you come across the many names of God – the Lord of hosts, Jehovah Jireh (the Lord our Provider), Mighty One, Blessed Redeemer, Yahweh and many more. God could have said, “I am the great God who built the Universe. I am the One who built all these things you see around you. Even the burning bush I am talking from and those sheep you are herding. My official title is “Chief Universal Officer”” No. There is no flamboyance. No big designation.
He says, “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”. The first guy trusted his wife more than God. He lied about his wife being his sister. The second guy lied about the same thing. Talk about legacy! The third guy had a name that literally meant ‘usurper’ and was famous for stealing his brother’s blessing. God actually associated His name, His legacy to these three guys. God says, “You want to look me up? Here’s my address. I am the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. Check out what I have done in their lives.”
It is like a painter who finishes his masterpiece and signs his name in the corner. God wants to sign his name in your life. God says, “You want to look me up? Here’s my address – I am the God of ‘fill-your-name-here'”. Of course, the question is, “are we willing?”.
Pray in your own words: Lord, it would actually be okay if you associate your name with me. Help me live up to that legacy. Help me live a life that will bring you the glory.
Daily Bible Reading: Genesis 31-32 (Old Testament), Matthew 9: 18 – 38 (New Testament). (Click here to read)
(This plan is a yearly plan where you can read the full Bible in a single year.)