2 Days to Christmas: YAHWEH

“Who is this King of glory?” David asks in Palm 24:10. “The LORD…” 

YAHWEH.

The Existing One. Yahweh is the proper name of the one true God in the Old Testament. Without vowels in its original Hebrew, the word was so sacred it was unpronounced, too holy, too fearful to communicate justly.

Self-existent and eternal His name was declared about 7,000 times, filling Scripture with its honor and fear.

Like a whisper of awe and a cry of victory, the Deity of a child in a manger is unattainable, beyond our grasp of understanding. His life on earth boggles our minds. Jesus wove through our crowds, ate at our tables, and cried with our sorrow.

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14; ESV.

In the form of a child He grew, with the holy purpose of Yahweh He died.

The marvel of God’s incarnation can’t be contained in a day or a holiday. It’s truth must fill our souls each and every day.

The King of Glory has come.

“Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory!”

YAHWEH.

THE EXISTING ONE.

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