Name of God
“The Eternal, Everlasting God”
The Name of God, “Olam” is derived from the Hebrew root ‘lm which means “forever, always, continuous existence, perpetual, everlasting, evermore, indefinite or unending future, eternity”. Used together with the Hebrew word el, the meaning of this name is “The Everlasting God”.
Reflecting on this Name of God, El Olam, teaches us that God created time, yet exists outside of and beyond it. Before the creation of the universe, there was God who had no beginning and no end. In our experience, all things change over time, yet our Father never does. Unquestionably, the Character of God – His Word, His Kingdom, and all He stands for – never changes and never ends.
We have an unceasing, dependable, trustworthy and consistent God! He exists beyond time and space. We can take comfort in the fact that God always was, and always will be God. Note that Jesus possesses all these eternal attributes! He is the same yesterday and today and forever, Hebrews 13:8.
El Olam is the Eternal, Unchanging God: Genesis 21:33; Psalm 72:17, 19; 90:1-3; 93:2; Isaiah 26:4; Isaiah 40:28.
Application: He is the Beginning and the End, the One who works His purposes throughout the ages. El Olam gives strength to the weary.
Name of God, El Olam
ESV: “Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God.”
NOG: “Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba and worshiped Yahweh, El Olam, there.”
Prayer to El Olam
El Olam, Eternal God, please forgive me for worrying, not trusting, telling You how to do things. El Olam, thank you for hearing me. Amen”
Learn more of “El Olam” in this video!
Posted on YouTube, December 9, 2020, by The Daily Devo
Listen to the song “El Olam”, by Esther Ephraim
Posted on Youtube, March 3, 2020
Download/Print CBJ’s “El Olam Printable”
Ready to color and use as a tip-in, in your bible, as seen above. Drawn by Jill Briscoe.