THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
On the first day of school, the 3rd grade teacher was familiarizing herself with the students.
She had asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
There were many answers:
fireman, policeman, astronaut, etc.
But when she came to little Tommy, his answer was "possible."
The teacher asked why he would say that.
Tommy answered, "Because my Mom always says I am IMpossible!"
I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
..thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
When you see the word "LORD" (all capitalized) in the Old Testament, it is a translation of the name "Yahweh."
The name "Yahweh" is derived from a verb, "haayaah," which means "to be."
He is God Who IS, and Who gives life.
The word "saviour" in the Old Testament is from the Hebrew "yasha."
It means to "set free."
That brings to mind Matthew 1:21, where Joseph was told, "..thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins."
The name Jesus is derived from the Hebrew "Iesous" or Yushua.
It means "Jehovah is salvation."
Putting the two Scriptures above together, we see that
the Yahweh of the Old Testament is the Jesus of the new testament!
When Thomas saw Jesus after His resurrection, he said,
"...My Lord and my God." (John 20:28)
He is God Who IS, and Who gives life!
He is Creator, Sustainer, Defender, Almighty God!
And He, Jesus, is the ONLY person who can save us from sin and give us eternal life!