When Moses said in Exodus 3:13 “Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I say unto them?” God responded, “I AM THAT I AM”.
God’s answer reveals that we cannot completely describe Him in simple words or phrases. God’s answer to Moses contains a number of truths about His nature, namely that He is:
- in control
- always there
We use many names and attributes to describe our indescribable God; however God tells us that ultimately all of our descriptions and titles fall woefully short.
We tell others about ourselves in terms like using the phrase; “I am a ______”. There are so many things we can fill that blank with, and some people attempt to list them all (especially on resumes).
How we answer the question of who we are reveals where our hearts truely lie.
So what are you?