Names of God: Spirit

Ruach (Hebrew), Pneuma (Greek)

Scripture Reading: Numbers 11:24-30Psalm 51:10-13John 4:19-24John 14:15-26Acts 2:1-4Acts 10:44-48

The Old Testament contains many references to ruach, the Spirit of the Lord, which was the manifestation of God’s presence on earth. The New Testament uses pneumafor the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. 

In John 4, Jesus tells the woman at the well that God is spirit. He was referring to the time, which has now come, when the Spirit of the Lord would no longer reside in temples built by human hands. Instead, the Holy Spirit dwells inside those who believe in Jesus.

The non-incarnate, or non-physical, presence of God on earth

What does this name teach me about God?


*This devotional was taken from the He Reads Truth website