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.
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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