But Abram said, “O Sovereign LORD, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?”
The first time we see the name Adonai used is in Genesis 15:2 where Abram calls on Adonai Jehovah to give him the assurance that God’s promise to bless him would be fulfilled. He cries out to Adonai and says, “What can you give me since I remain childless?” Adonai begins to reveal that He is Abram’s Provision as He promises to give him a son and offspring as numerous as the stars. As we grow in our understanding of Adonai as our Provision, we learn to trust Him. We become confident that He has the resources and ability to provide for our needs, and we learn that we can call on Him when we are in need. In many ways, the parent/child relationship is similar to our relationship with Adonai. I remember a time when one of my children asked me to do something that was out of the range of possibility for me. When I hesitated, she said, “But Mom, you can do anything!” She had complete confidence that I could, would, and had the resources to do it!
The Old Testament Hebrew Adonai is the counterpart for the Greek New Testament “Kurios” (Lord). Jesus Christ is the Christian’s Lord and Master.
“Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am” (John 13:13 KJV).
Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Master? You may know Him as Savior and as Redeemer, but do you know Him as Adonai? Today, He is calling you into a deeper relationship with Him as Lord. Are you willing to surrender?
I know You as Savior, I have seen You at work as my Redeemer, redeeming the things that I have lost or reclaiming the things that were hopeless. Today I desire to know You as my Master. I realize that this requires me to surrender in ways that I have not been willing to do. Help me to know You as Adonai.
In Jesus’ name, Amen