Rest and comfort from the curse


Genesis 5:29 informs us of the name of the son of Lamech and its meaning. Lamech named his son, Noah, because he believed that this child, of his, shall comfort them all, concerning the work and toil of their hands because the ground had been cursed, by the Lord God, on account of the disobedience of man. Noah is derived from an ancient Hebrew word which means ‘rest’ or ‘comfort’.

Points to ponder:
God named his only begotten Son, Jesus, knowing that he shall comfort his people, from The curse of sin and death. Jesus referred to his Holy Spirit as the Comforter (John 16:7) who shall come after he ascends to God the Father and testify of him (John 15:26). All who trust (believe) in Jesus are sealed with the of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13), who shall comfort them and give them rest from the curse of death in the life to come and give rest from the weariness of life, from this life, in this one and the one to come. All who come to Jesus will be given ‘rest’ for Jesus is the Lord of the sabbath (rest) and he said, “Come unto me, all ye that are weak and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28). Are you comforted? Do you have rest?

Genesis 5:28-31 (KJV)
28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:
29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.
30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:
31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

Jehovah and that means …


God in Genesis 1 is referred to as Elohim (meaning the Almighty One) and interesting this is in the plural form which substantiates the Trinity of the Godhead – One God in three personalities – the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit.

When Moses asked God “who shall I say to the Israelites, that sent me”, he was asking God a very difficult question because any name would limit the limitless omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent Almighty God (Elohim) and God responds by simply saying, I AM THAT I AM. (Exodus 3:14)

But then we see that in the majority of the Bible, God is referred to as LORD (all caps) which in the King James version is transliterated as Jehovah.

How did this term ‘Jehovah‘ come about?

The name Jehovah is derived from the Hebrew verb havah, “to be” or “being”. This word is almost exactly like the Hebrew verb, chavah,  “to live” or “life”. havah and chavah, being and life. Interestingly, this is the one name of God in the Holy Scripture, that is not a derivative from His works and unequivocally teaches us of the substance of God – which is being and living.1

So extrapolating God response to Moses, I AM THAT I AM really could be expressed as I will BE that I will BE or I am LIFE that I am LIFE.

Think about it, Our God (Jehovah) is being, is life unto all who seek him.
Want Life? you can call Him Jehovah, for HE IS.

1Ref: Names of God, by Nathan Stone.