And His Name I Know Not

There is an account in the Book of Jasher regarding Pharaoh when he was approached by Moses and his brother Aaron, who were sent by YHWH to relay this message: “Thus said the Lord God of the Hebrews, Send my people that they may serve me.”

Pharaoh requested “the book of records that related to the kings of Egypt… in which all the idols of Egypt were inscribed, for they thought of finding therein the name of Jehovah, but they found it not.”

Pharaoh responded much like today,  when he told Moses and Aaron:

“Behold I have not found the name of your God written in this book, and his name I know not.”  See Jasher 79 for full details.

Today’s so-called scholars, seen as mere fools in ancient times have looked through their books of records, examined their amassed evidences and have concluded “We have not found the name of your God written in our books, his name we know not, and therefore He [God] does not exist.”

Once again their human logic have failed in testifying to them a result similar to that of Pharaoh.

The apostle Paul says it best: For people who are stumbling toward ruin, the message of the cross is nothing but a tall tale for fools by a fool. But for those of us who are already experiencing the reality of being rescued and made right, it is nothing short of God’s power. This is why the Scripture says:

I will put an end to the wisdom of the so-called wise,
and I will invalidate the insight of your so-called experts.

So now, where is the philosopher? Where is the scholar? Where is the skilled debater, the best of your time? Step up, if you dare. Hasn’t God made fools out of those who count on the wisdom of this rebellious, broken world? For in God’s deep wisdom, He made it so that the world could not even begin to comprehend Him through its own style of wisdom; in fact, God took immense pleasure in rescuing people of faith through the foolishness of the message we preach.  It seems the Jews are always asking for signs and the Greeks are always on the prowl for wisdom. But we tell a different story. We proclaim a crucified Jesus, God’s Anointed. For Jews this is scandalous, for outsiders this is moronic, but for those of us living out God’s call—regardless of our Jewish or Greek heritage—we know the Anointed embodies God’s dynamic power and God’s deep wisdom. You can count on this: God’s foolishness will always be wiser than mere human wisdom, and God’s weakness will always be stronger than mere human strength.


2 thoughts on “And His Name I Know Not”

  1. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth (Philippians 2:9-10).

    1. Amen!
      Isn’t that amazing. How wonderfully marvelous is our God.
      One may deny knowing His name, but they will bow to it.
      Praise God.
      … thank you.

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