1230 God, the Lord

1230 God, the Lord

God is the almighty ruler to whom everything and everyone is subject. His lordship is seen in his power and his victory over his enemies and also in his deliverance of his people and his loving care for them. He is the recipient of their obedience and their prayers. (“Lord” is the translation of the Hebrew word “Adonai” meaning “Ruler” or “Master” and is distinct from “Lord” which is the translation of the divine name “Yahweh”.).

God is the almighty ruler

He is Lord of lords 1Ti 6:15 God exercises his lordship over all creation, but especially over all humanity. See also Dt 10:17; Ps 136:3; Da 2:47

He is Lord of all the earth Ps 97:5 See also Jos 3:11,13; Mic 4:13; Zec 4:14; Ac 17:24

Characteristics of God as Lord

He is great and powerful Ps 147:5 See also Ne 4:14; Ps 86:8; Ps 114:7-8; Ps 135:5; Isa 28:2; Da 9:4; Ac 4:24

He is majestic and exalted Isa 6:1 See also Ps 8:1,9; 2Th 1:9

He is righteous Da 9:16 See also Ps 97:5-6; Da 9:7

He is loving and caring Ps 86:15 See also Ps 62:12; Ps 86:5

He is merciful and forgiving Da 9:9 See also Ps 86:3-5; Ps 130:2-4

God, the Lord, is triumphant over his enemies

Ps 78:65-66 See also Ps 2:4-5; Ps 37:13; Ps 110:5-6

God, the Lord, delivers his people and cares for them

Ps 68:19 See also Ps 38:15,22; Ps 40:17; Ps 54:4; Ps 59:11; Ps 77:2; Ps 90:1,17

God is addressed as Lord

As a mark of respect or obedience Jos 5:14 See also Ex 4:10,13; Ex 5:22; Jdg 6:15; Lk 2:29

In prayer Ne 1:11 See also Ge 18:27,30-32; Ex 34:9; Jos 7:8; Jdg 13:8; Ps 30:8; Da 9:4,15,19

Jesus Christ is God, the Lord

Jn 20:28 See also Mt 22:41-45 pp Mk 12:35-37 pp Lk 20:41-44; Ac 2:34-36; Heb 1:13; Ps 110:1

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1090God, majesty of
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