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.’” God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’
In the book of Exodus we read about God’s encounter with Moses. God wants Moses to bring His laws down from Mount Sinai to the Israelites. Moses’ response is similar to what a lot of us might have said.
They’re not going to believe me!
How will I convince them you’re really God?
Who should I tell them sent me?
God responds: “I am who I am.” (Other translations are: “I am He who Is” —or—“I am who am.”)
God gives Moses an answer but also doesn’t really give him an answer. Doesn’t that express the very essence of God? Continue reading