My Lent Words 10: Another name for God

The ‘LORD Almighty’ appears in English Bibles because Yahweh Sabaoth is not easy to translate. Older versions used to use ‘LORD of hosts’. Literally it means ‘Yahweh who is armies.’ There is only one God but he is unlimited. It is as if there are whole armies of him. He is capable of anything. In fact what this phrase is saying is, ‘He is capable of anythings all at once.’

‘The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.’ (Psalm 46:7)

‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.’ (Isaiah 6:3)

‘Has not the LORD Almighty determined that the people’s labour is only fuel for the fire, that the nations exhaust themselves for nothing? For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.’ (Habakkuk 2:13-14)

Our God is unlimited.

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