Yesterday I mentioned that the ESV speaks of God’s “Holy Name” 23 times. However, it says “His Name,” or “Your (referring to God) Name hundreds of times. There are too many descriptive phrases regarding God’s name to list them all. It’s glorious, marvelous, righteous, exalted, beautiful, honorable, precious, and many more descriptive adjectives. Psalm 99 adds an interesting one. It says of all the nations and peoples, “Let them praise your great and awesome name!”

My oldest grandson will by 8 on 9/11. TJ has picked up the word “awesome” as a significant part of his vocabulary. When we watched fireworks go off all around his neighborhood earlier this month, he said “awesome!” more times that we could count. It began to lose it’s meaning.

Can you imagine the number of words that were written in any one of the major encyclopedias? It must be in the billions. One scholar suggests that English, with it’s 26 letters, is capable of many more words than it will ever use. I’m not sure how to figure that out, but the variants that would be possible with 26 different symbols and sounds would be unimaginable. The amazing thing is that all the words, and all the possible words, are made up of different combinations of “ONLY” 26 letters. No one needs to go outside the alphabet for anything they need to communicate. The alphabet provides all that’s needed, and many say all that will ever be needed, and it certainly seems that way.

Jesus Christ called himself the Alpha and Omega, and we do not have to go outside of him for anything that we need. He is God’s “everything“—for all situations.

That’s why his name is so AWESOME!

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening, accompanied by the ten-stringed harp and the melody of the lyre.” (Psalm 92:1-3)