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Offering with its heaven-kindled and continual fire.-
manifesting Himself on different occasions in a flame
the burning of flesh without the Camp:—What the
THE MEMORIAL NAME.
“ JEHOVAH! 'tis a glorious name,
Still pregnant with delight;
To gild the darkest night.”
An inspired writer informs us that “The name of the LORD (Jehovah) is a strong tower : the righteous runneth into it, and is safe" (Prov. xviii. 10). A careful and prayerful study of all those passages of Scripture which supply us with information respecting the different names by which the Divine Being has made Himself known would be both interesting and profitable to the Christian. It would be impossible for any person to prosecute such a task without arriving at the conclusion that there is more in a name than he had supposed. If for illustration we read of Elohim, that is, God, or the Great One, who made the heavens and the earth; EL-SHADDAI, that is, God Almighty, or the Strong One, who is able to perform all things; LORD, that is, Jehovah, or the Self-existent and Faithful One, we perceive that there
is a twofold sphere in the Divine government,-of the world generally, and redemption in particular.
“In tracing through Scripture the various names which God takes, we find them intimately connected with the varied need of those with whom He was in relation. "Jehovah-jireh' (the Lord will provide) ; * Jehovah-nissi' (the Lord my banner); "Jehovahshalom (the Lord send peace); "Jehovah-tsidkenu' (the Lord our righteousness). All these His gracious titles are unfolded to meet the necessities of His people; and when He calls Himself 'I AM, it comprehends them all. Jehovah, in taking this title, was furnishing His people with a blank cheque, to be filled up to any amount; He calls Himself 'I AM,' and faith has but to write over against that ineffably precious name whatever we want. God is the only significant figure, and human need may add the ciphers. If we want life, Christ says, “I AM the life ;' if we want righteousness, He is THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS;' if we want peace, ‘He is our peace;' if we want wisdom, sanctification, and redemption, He'is made' all these unto us. In à word, we may travel through the wide range of human necessity, in order to have a just conception of the amazing depth and fulness of this profound and adorable name, 'I AM.'
· When God would teach mankind His name,