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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Paliy / Wonderful

For July, each post examines an Old Testament name of God.

Paliy / Wonderful
(pronounced: "pah-LEE")

And the Angel of YHWH said to him, "Why do you ask My name, seeing it is Wonderful?" ... And Manoah said to his wife, "We shall surely die, because we have seen God!"
~ Judges 13:18,22 (author)

But [the LORD] said, “… no man shall see Me, and live… you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”
Exodus 33:20,23

And His name will be called Wonderful ...
~ Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)

The Hebrew paliy might best be translated “full of wonder.” Paliy means something too extraordinary to be comprehended, or even known. The King James Version translates paliy as “secret,” and the full wonder of Who God is will indeed remain a secret to us in this place and time

Sometimes God offers words. Sometimes He offers only wonder.

This particular name of God says simply that no matter how much we learn or see or know of God, for now, the mystery remains.

For now.

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
1 Corinthians 13:12 (NKJV)

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