By New Christian Bible Study Staff
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His form. Of course, we feel the Lord's love and hear His wisdom in many different ways, depending on our state in life and how receptive we are. That's why the Lord has so many different names in the Bible, and is referred to in so many different ways.
Of all the names, though, “Jehovah” is the most special and most holy, because it refers to the Lord in terms of love, referring to his substance, love itself. Generally, then, we find “Jehovah” used within the context of a church that worships Him, and in connection with people who are growing in their affection for being.
7192. 'And said to him, I am Jehovah' means confirmation from the Divine, which is unchangeable. This becomes clear without explanation, for there is none other than Himself through whom Jehovah, that is, the Lord, can confirm something. He cannot do so through heaven because it is a long way beneath Him; still less can He do so through anything in the world. Rather, if Divine confirmation, which is eternal and unchangeable, is to be provided, it must come from the Divine Himself. One often reads this kind of confirmation - I am Jehovah - in Moses, such as in Exodus 12:12; Leviticus 18:5-6; 19:12, 14, 18, 28, 30, 32, 37; 20:8; 21:12; 22:2-3, 8, 30-31, 33; 26:2, 45; Numbers 3:13, 41, 45. And in the Prophets one reads Jehovah said, 1
which is used in a similar way to mean confirmation from the Divine, as in Isaiah 3:15; 14:22-23; 17:6; 22:14, 25; 43:12; 52:5; Jeremiah 2:22; 3:1, 10, 13, 20; 8:12; 12:17; 13:25; 15:6, 20; 16:16; 23:7, 24, 29, 31; and many times elsewhere. Confirmation from the Divine is also provided through the Divine Human, thus also through the Lord Himself; in Isaiah, Jehovah has sworn by His right hand, and by His mighty arm. Isaiah 62:8.
1. literally, the saying of Jehovah