Fortifying your Foundation, El Shaddai, Aligning with the Almighty,

Psalm 91:1, 2                                                                            Pastor Todd Harker

January 12, 2020

Scripture Emphasis:

Ps 91:1-2 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

El Shaddai is perhaps the most beautiful name of God.  It carries both simplicity and complexity.  It is so simple a 3rd Grader can glean from it.  It is so complex theologians have debated it for centuries.  El Shaddai carries a sensitive side as well as a powerful perspective.  It is just a fun name and is given over 40 times alone in the OT for us to savor.

  1. The ______________ of El
  • El – the most __________ name for God(s) both real and false
  • It denotes strength, might or ___________
  • When used for God, El is accompanied with another ________
  1. The ______________ of Shadday
  • “dai” – sheds forth or provides benefits: It speaks of sustenance, provision and ____________ – Gen. 42:24, 25
  • God is the ALL-Sufficient One who is full of _____________
  • “shad” – breast or breasts: It speaks of nourishment and ______________ – Job 3:11-16; Isa. 66:5-13
  • God is the One who nourishes, satisfies and ____________
  • “shadad” – to overpower or destroy; to be burly: It speaks of absolute _________ – Psalm 110; Luke 1:37
  • God alone overcomes every obstacle or ________________

 

Combined:  These words produce a beautiful picture of a _____________ one that stands on a ______________.