Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ”
-Exodus 3:130-14 NIV
God is not an idea, a theology, or a value system. God is being.
It’s almost as though his name is an instruction not to relegate him to the theoretical.May 22, 2013