Devotionals & Poems

Getting to know God (Part thirteen)

In Psalm 86:8 David, recalling before God that while there may be many gods in this world, “there is none like You, O Lord” Adonay, (we say Adoni) which is Lord or my Lord, and is used as a proper name of God only. Strong’s dictionary tells us this is an emphatic form of another Hebrew word, Adown, which means to rule; sovereign, i.e. controller, and may be translated as lord, master, and owner. So when we sing to or address “I am” as Adoni we acknowledge His sovereignty, and that He is our Controller, Lord, Master, and Owner! But you may be saying I am my own boss, my body is mine, and I will do that which pleases me. Oh no, the Bible says, “do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. As Master and Lord He is our owner, teacher, instructor, and sovereign controller! Like slaves in olden times became the property of their owner’s, and their only purpose was now to serve them, He has purchased us “with His own blood” Acts 20:28, that we “no longer should live the rest of his (our) time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God” 1 Peter 4:2. We now seek to follow His directions and instructions, living according to His word; our purpose is to glorify Him! And there is even a farther reason for us to acknowledge Him as Adoni, and that is because we are not only His slaves or servants, but we are His children “through faith in Christ Jesus” Galatians 3:26, and “friends” John 15:15! He is our loving Father and Friend, and yes, He is also Adoni, our owner, Lord and Master!

Our Jehovah God

Part thirteen by Rose Hill

I am Master in your life,

I help in overcoming strife.

I’m preparing for you a great reward,

For I’m Adoni your Master and Lord.

I am that! That’s who I am!

Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.

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