God is Your God Too
What is God’s name? He has many, but one of the names God wanted to be called was “the God of Abraham.” God actually took the name of Abraham as his own and introduced Himself to others using his name. Imagine that–God taking on the name of a man!
It’s usually the other way around. Children take the name of their father; the lesser takes the name of the greater. But we see here just the opposite. God takes the name of a man.
When God calls Himself the God of Abraham, He is revealing the fact that He has entered into an unbreakable covenant with Abraham. He considers Himself to be one with Abraham. And He is declaring His allegiance to Abraham and pledging Himself and everything He owns to Abraham. Whoever touches Abraham would be touching God; whatever needs Abraham has would be God’s responsibility to meet; whoever blesses Abraham He would bless and whoever curses Abraham He would curse.
How would you like to have that type of covenantal relationship with God? Imagine God making that kind of unconditional, unbreakable commitment to being your God and taking on your name, actually becoming “the God of You!”
Well, you can stop imagining because that is actually what He has done for you in Christ. You see, the promise to be the God of Abraham extended to Abraham’s seed as well. So the God of Abraham became “the God of Isaac,” and then “the God of Jacob.” And now through Jesus, He has become “the God of You.”
“And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.” (Genesis 17:7)
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:28-29 )
Believer in Jesus, you are Abraham’s seed. And God has committed Himself to you in an everlasting covenant to bless you and be there for you under every circumstance. This means “the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” has taken your name as well, and given you His. He is now “the God of You.”
So what are you going to do with Him? Do you think the time is right for you to introduce “the God of You” to your enemies and have Him shake hands with your problems? I think so, and that’s exactly what I intend to do with my problems. I am going to introduce “the God of Darlingston Johnson” to them and then step back and watch Him reveal Himself to them as my God.
Join me. This is going to be fun!