Praying Through the Names of God: A 40­-Day Devotional

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Day Thirty-Two: Elohi Tsuri

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God My Rock

The root word for Tsuri is Sur, a Hebrew word that means “solid foundation”. We are secure when we build our lives upon the unshakable foundation of God. No matter what might happen, our foundation cannot be moved.

The Bible references God as our Rock in several other important ways. In his psalms King David called God his Rock many times. Some of the ways God the Rock helped David were: As his shield, his stronghold, his salvation, his strong tower, his strength, his fortress, his deliverer, his refuge, and his heart. God represented everything in King David’s life that he needed to count on.

Isaiah 44:8

“Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen. Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no other Rock; I know not any.”

Meditations

In Psalm 62:7 King David says: “On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.” Have you rested your salvation, glory and refuge on God, translated here as Elohi Tsuri, or are you still putting your hope of salvation, glory and refuge on a foundation you built yourself?

Repent of trying to build a foundation on anything other than Elohi Tsuri.
Pray and ask Elohi Tsuri what parts of your life are on a shaky foundation. Pray about how you need Him to be your Rock today.
Listen and think about what would change if you embraced Elohi Tsuri as your refuge and stronghold. In what ways do you need to embrace Him as your shield?
Meditate and on how you can show others that your life is built on Elohi Tsuri.

Day Thirty-One: Go­Ali

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Redeemer

Go’el is the root word and refers to the laws of a kinsman redeemer. When a Hebrew had fallen into poverty and sold himself into slavery, property was sold to pay a debt, or a close relative had been murdered the next of kin would be their redeemer. They would pay the penalty, purchase back their relative from slavery, or avenge the death of their murdered kinsman. The laws of the kinsman redeemer were an object lesson for the redemption of the world back to God.

Redemption was not an afterthought that God came up with because His children would not obey Him.

Redemption was the plan before time began. Christ on the cross would be the price God would pay to redeem the earth and buy back His children. God, our Father, is our Redeemer. He gave everything He had to give us our freedom.

Isaiah 44:22

“I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.”

Meditations

Why would GoAli, the name of God from scripture that means Reedemer, be willing to nail Christ to the cross to reconcile us to Himself?

Repent of living as if you are still a slave of sin even though GoAli has already paid the price for your freedom.
Pray and ask GoAli to help you to live a fully redeemed life and to help you drop the chains of your past and the chains of sin that are holding you down in the present.
Listen and think about what your life would look like when you walk in the redemption that Jesus died for.
Meditate on what it cost GoAli to redeem you. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you the love God has for you that inspired Him to pay the penalty for your sin.

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