God created man, after which he looked him over and pronounced him “very good.” But man was not self-sufficient, he had needs which he could not meet. Can you imagine that that was an oversight on the part of God? We often refer to the “hole” in man that can only be satisfied by God. That “hole” was left there on purpose. The purpose was to show us we cannot be complete without him.
I have written a manuscript called “To Know His Name” in which I put forth that the needs identified by Maslow, famed psychologist, are recognized and fulfilled by God himself. Most people, even most Christians (my opinion), do not know Him in all the ways he wants us to know Him. He wants to reveal himself to us in all these ways. All of those roles for us, he demonstrates by eight of his Jehovah names.
Physiological: Jehovah-jireh My Provider and Jehovah-rophe My Healer
Safety and Security: Jehovah-nissi My Victor and Jehovah-tsidkenu My Redeemer
Love and Belonging: Jehovah-shalom My Peace and Jehovah-shammah My Friend
Self Esteem: Jehovah-m’kadedish My Holiness
Self-actualization: Jehovah-rohi My Guide
If you are feeling a “hole” in your heart, God is your answer. I have a discussion of each of these names on my home page.
(God has many more Jehovah names but these are the ones that show relationship to man – the ones by which we can know him. Other Jehovah names tell us about him.)
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