BLESSED be the Shem of Yahweh FOREVER – 1

Subject: "Shem" שֵם occurs most frequent in Psalms

The Hebrew word for “Name” is שֵם (SHEM)
In the Concordance (KJV), the word שֵם (SHEM) occurs 771X.
Can you guess which OT Book has the most frequency of “Shem”?

The Book of Psalms has the most frequency of this word and it occurs 115X. 
What does this insight tell us?

1. Psalm is a book of prayers. The Psalmists are indeed very concerned to pray for God’s Shem.

2. Remember, God’s Shem is also the first focal attention in our Lord Jesus' Prayer: “Hallowed be Thy Name”.

  • When we pray, is it ever our concern to pray for God’s Shem? 
  • Let’s make a breakthrough in our prayers. 
  • From now on, let God’s Shem be our primary concern when we pray.

The OT saints truly take to heart the words of Exodus 3:15. 

In response to God's important revelation about His Everlasting Shem, they often pray: “BLESSED be the Shem of Yahweh FOREVER”.

  • This week, we will devote our attention to this special phrase. 
  • The Psalmists, prophets and servants of God use this phrase a lot in their prayers. 
  • Their love for God is shown in not just blessing God in general terms, but blessing specifically the Name of Yahweh FOREVER.

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