Can You Describe God?

Remember the story of the blind men and the elephant? They were asked to describe him, and one, who had been touching its leg, said he was like a huge tree trunk. Another, by the tail, said he was like a rope. Another described the ears and another the trunk.

They all described the elephant based on what they had experienced, but the elephant was so much bigger than they knew.

We see God in the same way. God is so much bigger than we can see, imagine, or describe, so we base our definitions of Him on what we have experienced.

The abbreviated list of God’s Names below includes Biblical references.
What do these names tell us about who God is?
Which ones have you experienced?
Which name do you identify most closely with who you think God is?
Is there a name you prefer not to use? Why not?

  • Almighty – Revelation 1:8
  • Author and Perfecter of our Faith – Hebrews 12:2
  • Bread of Life – John 6:35&48
  • Bridegroom – Matthew 9:15
  • The Christ – Matthew 1:16
  • Comforter – Jeremiah 8:18
  • Deliverer – Romans 11:26
  • Emmanuel – Matthew 1:23
  • Everlasting Father – Isaiah 9:6
  • Friend of Sinners – Matthew 11:19
  • Good Shepherd – John 10:11
  • High Priest – Hebrews 3:1
  • I Am – Exodus 3:14
  • Jehovah – Psalm 83:18
  • King of Kings – 1 Timothy 6:15&Revelation 19:16
  • Lamb of God – John 1:29
  • Light of the World – John 8:12&John 9:5
  • Messiah – John 1:41
  • Mighty God – Isaiah 9:6
  • Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6
  • Rabbi – John 1:49
  • Redeemer – Isaiah 41:14
  • Savior – 2 Samuel 22:47; Luke 1:47
  • Second Adam – 1 Corinthians 15:47
  • Servant – Isaiah 42:1
  • Son of God – Luke 1:35
  • Son of Man – Matthew 18:11
  • Truth & Way – John 14:6
  • Wonderful Counselor – Isaiah 9:6
  • Word – John 1:1
  • Vine – John 15:1

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