August 27, Today’s thought – I Am That I Am

silouette A Sunrise silhouette as seen from our deck at Cozy Acres.

Good Morning

Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

God gave Moses a blank and as life went forward for the next forty years, Moses kept filling in the blank with his special need.

He filled in fearlessness before Pharaoh.
He willed in guidance across the Read Sea.
He filled in manna for the whole population.
He filled in water from the rock.
He filled in guidance through the wilderness.
He willed in victory over Amalek.
He filled in clear revelation at Sinai.

And so, Moses, for the rest of his life, had little else to do than to go quietly alone, and taking God’s blank checkbook, signed by God’s name, I AM THAT I AM, write in I AM guidance; I AM bread. He presented the check and God honored it.
And when ever you come to live upon God’s plan as Moses from that moment did, you may absolutely trust God. And when you come down to the hoar-head you will say, “And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof”. Joshua 23:14.
~~A. B. Simpson

Joshua had tried God forty years in the brick kilns, forty years in the desert, and thity years in the Poised Land, and this was his dying testimony D. L. Moody.

Trust the great I AM . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie


from Clarke’s Commentary
I am that I am – אהיה אשר אהיה  Eheyeh asher Eheyeh.
These words have been variously understood.
The Vulgate translates Ego Sum Qui Sum, I am who am.
The Septuagint, Εγω ειμι ὁ Ων, I am he who exists.
The Syriac, the Persic, and the Chaldee preserve the original words without any gloss.
The Arabic paraphrases them, The Eternal, who passes not away; which is the same interpretation given by Abul Farajius, who also preserves the original words, and gives the above as their interpretation.
The Targum of Jonathan, and the Jerusalem Targum paraphrase the words thus: “He who spake, and the world was; who spake, and all things existed.”
As the original words literally signify, I will be what I will be,
some have supposed that God simply designed to inform Moses, that what he had been to his fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, he would be to him and the Israelites; and that he would perform the promises he had made to his fathers, by giving their descendants the promised land.
It is difficult to put a meaning on the words; they seem intended to point out the eternity and self-existence of God.
Plato, in his Parmenides, where he treats sublimely of the nature of God, says, Ουδ’ αρα ονομα εστιν αυτῳ, nothing can express his nature; therefore no name can be attributed to him. ‘Amen’

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