Names of God
El Shaddai - אל שדי
God of all benefactions
God of all sufficiency
The wonderful name El Shaddai differs from all other names of God in one essential characteristic.
Shaddai is derived from the word "Schad", which describes a "mother’s breast" in 18 different places in Scripture. Applied to God, it has the meaning of: "He is the one who cuddles", which justifies a reference to the motherly love of God.
In Shaddai, El - the strong, mighty, powerful and supreme God - demonstrates the overflowing, devoted love of a mother that is willing to sacrifice everything for the welfare of her own child.
It speaks again and again of the covenant of HIS promises, His faithfulness to HIS people and HIS children through grace and mercy.
God, the origin of all being, is the only true Giver of Life, the Almighty, God of all Goodness, all Sufficient One, the ever present, loving, devoted Giver of blessings!
When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless (be quite with me), that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly."
...were made agile by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob from there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel, by the God of your father who will help you, by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that crouches beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, "The Lord has done great things for them." The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like streams in the Negeb! Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!
"Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her; that you may nurse and be satisfied from her consoling breast; that you may drink deeply with delight from her glorious abundance." For thus says the Lord: "Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall nurse, you shall be carried upon her hip, and bounced upon her knees. As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you..."
And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord." And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, ..."
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights...
Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love.
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs - heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
...with harps of God in their hands. And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed."
And he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son."
And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."