Introducing Yahweh

Exodus 34:6-7

And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.” Exodus 34:6-7

These are arguably the most important verses in the whole Old Testament. In Exodus 34:6-7, God “introduces Himself” and tells us the most important attributes of Himself that He wants us to know. For many people, our conceptions of God are based on a myriad of things – Scripture, misinterpretation of Scripture, life experiences, culture, etc. No matter how mature we are in our faith, we desperately need these verses to rightly orient, or re-orient, us to who God actually is.

“We want a God we can in some measure control. We need the feeling of security that comes from knowing what God is like, and knowing what He is like is of course a composite of all the religious pictures we have seen, all the best people we have known or heard about, and all the sublime ideas we have entertained.” – A.W. Tozer

Prayer Points

  1. Pray that God would show you who He is through this study of Exodus 34:6-7 over the coming weeks.
  2. Pray that God would impact our (Grace Fellowship Church) view of who He is, and that our vision of Him would impact everything else about our lives, both individually and corporately.