A-Z ChallengeToday I begin the A-Z Challenge. What is the A-Z challenge you might ask? Well, for the month of April everyday except Sundays I will blog on the theme "The Names and Attributes of God" using the alphabet. This is my first year so I hope to make alot of new friends! Check out this link for more information. http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
Adonai is the verbal parallel to Yahweh and Jehovah.
Adonai (plural form composed of Adon + "ai" = my) literally = "my Lords", usually translated "my Lord" or "Lord" (capital "L" followed by small letters. Contrast Jehovah which is rendered in all caps [LORD] in NAS, ESV, KJV).
The plural form Adonai is said to be a plural of majesty like Elohim (although some say the plural form of both of these names of God points to the truth of the Trinity in the OT).
The Bible tells us in Collossians 1:15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation. He came with a specific purpose to serve mankind and give Himself as a ransome for many. (Matt. 20:28)
What is God Like?Through the month of April, I will attempt to introduce you to the God of the Bible giving you an explanation of His character as revealed in the Bible. Considering the fact that Christians make God the Lord of their lives it might be a good idea to know who you give your allegiance to. During this month my hope is that you will discover just how wonderful and to be feared God really is. Along with an explanation as given above, I will share how each name or attribute has effected my life personally.
Personally.......I have been a Christian for a good many years and I still haven't even scratched the surface to knowing God as He deserves. For the last 5 years I have studied the attributes of God and WOW what an awesome ride that has been!
In regards to this particular Name of God, ADONAI... I am finding greater pleasure and a deeper respect of what it means to call Him Lord. Not just lip service but in action and deed. Sort of like when you meet a new friend and your love for them grows and grows the more you get to know them. Same thing only GREATER because it's not just a friend it is GOD!
Psalm 135:5 For I know that the Lord is great, And that our Lord is above all gods.