Day 11

God Almighty

from the reading plan

Genesis 17:1-8, Exodus 6:2-5, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, Revelation 11:16-19

In this Names of God reading plan, we are learning more about God by studying the names given to Him in Scripture. Rather than having our writers share their own reflections on these passages, we’ve instead provided research-rich content to aid in your study of each day’s featured name of God, including the background of the name(s), a brief explanation of the character of God emphasized by the name(s), and a reflection question to help you dig deeper into the text.


God Almighty

El Shadday (Hebrew)


El Shadday, or “God Almighty,” is a name God uses to describe Himself throughout the Old Testament. He appears to Abraham in Genesis 17 with the greeting, “I am God Almighty.” Then God makes a covenant with Abraham, promising to make him the father of a great nation, even though Abraham was old and his wife was barren. God offered His name, God Almighty, as the guarantee of this improbable promise. Bound up in God’s covenant promise to Abraham is the Lord’s proclamation of His power.

The name God Almighty also appears frequently in the book of Job to emphasize God’s power over all things. El Shadday is a powerful, impressive name for our God.  


God’s power over all things


What does this name teach me about God?

Post Comments (9)

9 thoughts on "God Almighty"

  1. Troy says:

    El Shaddai — this name reminds me that God has the power and ability to do all that He says He will do. All that He sets out to do. And all that He intends to do. It is also a reminder that God uses His power to accomplish His purposes, not necessarily my pet purposes that I bring to Him. With this name, I can trust that He will do what is within His ultimate will for this world, for others, and for myself.

  2. Greg says:

    The other names emphasise God’s love or commitment but this same shows his power. I feel like God’s love is focused on so heavily that we forget that he brought something from nothing and command life into existence. This can bring a sense of humbleness over us that a being so powerful still takes time to love us in our mess and take part in our lives – no matter how insignificant that might seem to us.

  3. Tim Bowditch says:

    Gods power over all things is a reassuring thought. He is sovereign and has all authority

  4. Ryan Orndorff says:

    We serve a very powerful God that keeps His promises to us. Although He is merciful, He still holds more power than anything in this world, but the power doesn’t take away from Him keeping the promises of his word true.

  5. Joshua H. says:

    The title of God Almighty reflects his presence, promise and power!

  6. Kevin says:

    Day 11: God almighty. Don’t forget how God has power over everything. The small things that you worry about? Give it to God. The big things? Give it to God. He’s got the power over it again and again. ⚒

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