There is a question asked in the Bible that is only asked one time and found in only one book. I call it the God verse. The reason I call it the God verse is because it is the only time in scripture that a man directly asks God the Father His name. He replies with an answer that it all-encompassing.
There is a dialog between God and Moses in Exodus. Moses has just heard God speaking to Him from a burning bush, so he is a little rattled to say the least. God is telling him to go to Egypt and he has no courage to do so. First he asks of God, “who am I”. Basically Moses is saying, I am nobody, I cannot do what you are asking. God tells him not to worry because He will be with him.
Secondly Moses asks God “Who are you and what is your name”? God tells Moses in no uncertain terms who He is and by what name He is to be called.
Exodus 3:14 – And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM
God says here of His ineffable name “I AM WHO AM”. The truth contained here in this “God verse” is that He alone is.
He is the one and only true God, He is the Being of beings, for now and all time: the past, present, and all eternity to come. The meaning here is, not only I am what I am now – I am what I have been, and I am what I shall be. I am who I Am who I Am. He is the fullness of perfection, without beginning and without end. All creation came from Him, and He alone is His very being, and He is everything that He is. The name of God is infinitely above everything that we can speak with our tongues or can understand with our minds.
God is the Creator of all that exists, and He has no creator. He is not dependent on anyone or anything to exist. He exists apart from any dependence on anything or anyone. Whatever He has been, He will continue to be, and He will be forever. James tells us that He is the Father of heavenly gifts with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
God tells us who He is in Isaiah 43 –I am the God who made you in the first place, I am He who created and formed you. Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name, and you’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down – the waters will not overcome you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—because I am God, your personal God, the Holy One, your Savior.
John 8:58, Jesus said to them: “Timeless truth I speak to you: Before Abraham would exist, I AM (THE LIVING GOD). What our Lord is saying here is I Am from the beginning to all eternity. He has existed before all time. Jesus is our Redeemer and our Savior. He created all things out of nothing. He is the great I AM. Our covenant of grace washed in His blood was made by Him. In Christ we have the promise and assurance of blessings, as He is our God. He had a glory with his Father before the world as we know it was created; He is the Son of God, He is equal to, and part of the same nature with God. From everlasting to everlasting He is God. He is the same today, yesterday, and forever.
Christ our Redeemer is the Great I Am.
This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.
- Inspirational Bible Verses – Jeremiah 29:11 – God Has Plans for You
- Exodus 3 – The Burning Bush (graceofourlord.com)