Jehovah-Shaphat | The Lord Our Judge

Jehovah-Shaphat | The Lord Our Judge

The name Jehovah-Shaphat derives its meaning from two Hebrew words, "Jehovah" and "Shaphat." Jehovah means "the self-existing one, I AM," while Shaphat means "to judge, to defend the cause of." When both these words come together, they form the name Jehovah-Shaphat, meaning "the Lord our judge."  Therefore, this name is one of God's attributes that exemplifies His role as a divine judge.

Jesus is Jehovah-Shaphat

The Bible is full of stories of justice being delivered by God, from bringing down giants such as Goliath to punishing the oppressors of the Israelites. God's judgment is not arbitrary, but rather always serves a purpose. Furthermore, Jehovah-Shaphat is not only a judge but also a defender of the oppressed. We see this in Exodus 3:7, where He promises to rescue the Israelites from their oppressors.

Moreover, God's judgment is righteous and fair. This means that He judges based not only on actions but also on the intent behind those actions. God sees through to the heart of the matter. Therefore, as Christians, we can trust that when our case comes before God, He will judge righteously.

Additionally, the name Jehovah-Shaphat reminds us that we don't have to take justice into our own hands. As Christians, we are called to forgive and love our neighbors, even those who have wronged us. Trusting God to be our judge allows us to let go of the need for revenge and to love our enemies, as instructed by Jesus in Matthew 5:44.

Lastly, Jehovah-Shaphat gives us hope for the final judgment. As Christians, we believe that there will be a day when all things will be made right, and the righteous will be rewarded while the wicked will be punished. Believing in Jehovah-Shaphat allows us to hold on to this hope, even in the face of injustice in our world today.

Conclusion 

In conclusion, Jehovah-Shaphat is more than just a name; it's an attribute of God that speaks to His role as our judge and defender. This attribute gives us hope in the face of injustice and reminds us that we don't have to take matters into our own hands. Rather, we can trust God to judge righteously and deliver justice in His perfect timing. As Christians, let us find comfort in the name Jehovah-Shaphat and the promise of justice to come. 

The Gospel Message

The Lord Jesus Christ is alive and well today, and able to do all things. All power is given Him, and through His name, we are forgiven, and through the shedding of His blood our sins are remitted, and that His Word stands as true today as it did 2000 years ago. Repentance of one's sins, water baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and being baptized with the Holy Ghost is His divine specific plan of salvation.

Let The Bride Of Christ Make Herself Ready
I Hear the Shepherd's Voice
 

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