Z is for Zed (or Zee)

This April on Sue’s Trifles the theme is the names of God.  There may be more than one name for some of the letters.  There may be others I have omitted.  I hope that by going through the alphabet together we may learn more about the nature of God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Letter Z

The A and the Z (Alpha and Omega) is a name of God.  (Revelation 1:8)

Omega is the last letter in the Greek alphabet in the same way that Z (pronounced Zed or Zee, depending on the version of English you use) is the final letter in ours.  It is not stretching a point too far to translate Omega as Z (as Eugene H.  Peterson does in The Message) in order for everyone to understand.  After all one English metaphor for not understanding something is, “It is all Greek to me.”

Well, here we are at the end of the alphabet.  I had to cheat a bit to cover all the letters – Q, X and Z in particular.

Cheating is not usually associated with goodness and all the other qualities, which the Holy Spirit produces as fruit in believers. Galatians 5:22-3

I find it encouraging that God does not require us to be perfect before He is able to love us and to draw us to himself.  Jacob, who became Israel, was not averse to a bit of cheating.  Genesis 27:1-40

Finding out more about the names of God has been interesting for me.  I have learned not to confuse a Nazirite (a person dedicated to God) with a Nazarene (someone from Nazareth).

Has anything become clearer for you, through reading these posts?

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9 thoughts on “Z is for Zed (or Zee)

  1. Thank you for doing the names of God. I have indeed learned some new things. Blessings on your next month of blogging!!!

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  2. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge – where I am part of Arlee’s A to Z Ambassador Team.
    Welcome to “Z-day”!
    Hope to see you at the after party. I’m looking forward to when the Reflections Linky List opens on Monday May 4th.
    Your posts have been very informative. I’m glad to have had the chance to read them.
    -J @JLenniDorner

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  3. You did a good job of covering some big territory In the Challenge. Thanks for participating.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Join us on May 4 with your post of Reflections about this year’s A to Z.
    Tossing It Out

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