I am on my 3rd scripture memorization with a goal to hide 2 scriptures every month for the year. This one is from the prophet Jeremiah and reads as follows:
“This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:2-3
It’s been a great adventure memorizing scripture for 2009. The accountability is helping me to stay on track. I don’t get to pick which scriptures to hide in my heart – they seem to resonate with me during my Bible study. And Jeremiah 33:2-3 is no exception.
I first set out to memorize verse 3 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do know” and in reading the entire portion, I quickly realized I had to add verse 2 “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name”. As I read it over and over – this part stuck: The Lord is his name. I kept pondering over the emphasis of the Lord is his name. I kind of know that but wonder why the Lord wanted His people to know very well that the Lord is his name.
In going over my scripture, I will say something along the line: Myriam call to the Lord and He will answer you but remember the Lord is his name. In the NASB version, it reads “the LORD is his name”. The LORD is the name God first reveals Himself to Moses when He sent him to see Pharaoh. It is God’s covenant Keeping name “Jehovah”. The LORD is his name – in Exodus, He said ‘This is My name forever, and this is My memorial name to all generations”. He is the “I AM WHO I AM”, the Alpha and the Omega, the same yesterday, today, and forever.
When we need assurance, the LORD is there and He will keep His promises because He cannot change. He is the compassionate God, the gracious One who abounds in loving-kindness and truth, and slow to anger.
Trust in His name because the LORD is his name. This is your Jehovah!