Yahweh Tsuri-The Lord Is My Rock: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God.
Updated: Jan 15, 2021
Yahweh Tsuri is the Hebrew name for God, meaning the Lord is my rock. Isn't that a perfect name for God?
It truly represents His nature and character. God is faithful and His love endures forever! The word "rock" represents God's permanence, His protection, and His enduring faithfulness. God is described as our Rock throughout the books of the prophets and Psalms. The New Testament identifies Jesus as the spiritual rock that accompanied the Israelites during the long walk through the desert. You can read about that in 1 Corinthians 10:1-5. He is also described as the stone the builders rejected but that He has become the cornerstone of God's church. We will be looking at various scriptures with this beautiful description of God.
Yahweh Tsuri-The Lord Is My Rock
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. Psalm 18:2.
Pronouncing The Name: yah WEH tsu-REE
This is Day 13 of a 30 Day study on The Names Of God. If you haven't read the introduction yet, please start HERE
Understanding the Name Of God, Yahweh Tsuri-The Lord Is My Rock:
The Bible is filled with references to God as a rock. During the time of the Old Testament rocks provided shade and shelter in the wilderness. They were used to create altars, temples, houses, and city walls. Also, piles of stones memorialized important events in Israel's history. Don't forget that Moses was given the Ten Commandments at the top of Mount Sinai on stone tablets so that all generations could learn God's law.
Here is a list of encouraging Bible verses using the name of God, Yahweh Tsuri-The Lord is my rock:
2 Samuel 22:2-4.
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; 3 my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. He is my refuge, my savior,
the one who saves me from violence. 4 I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and he saved me from my enemies."
I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will never be shaken.
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
4 Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.
I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground
and steadied me as I walked along.
1 Peter: 2:4-8
Living Stones for God’s House
4 You are coming to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple. He was rejected by people, but he was chosen by God for great honor.
5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests.[a] Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God. 6 As the Scriptures say,
7 Yes, you who trust him recognize the honor God has given him.[d] But for those who reject him,
“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.”[e]
“He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall.”[f]
They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them.
I hope these Bible verses encourage you and give you an understanding of Yahweh Tsuri.
Yahweh Tsuri in Hebrew:
Yahweh Tsuri is Hebrew for the Lord is my rock. The word "rock" epitomizes God's enduring faithfulness to us. The Hebrew noun tsur is often translated "rock" or "stone", while petra is the Greek word for "rock."
Applying the name of God, Yahweh Tsuri to your life:
When the storms of life come, storming all around you, remember Yahweh Tsuri. You need not be shaken.
God is immovable, unbreakable, a safe place for retreat, and a fortress in battle! He is our true source of strength, our firm foundation, our support, and our defense. Cling to Him amidst all circumstances! He will give you a firm place to stand!
How does knowing God as Yahweh Tsuri-The Lord Is My Rock affect your life?
I have prepared a free printable for you to use as you explore the names of God. You will find it in our Resource Library Here.
This page has prompts for you to use as you prayerfully meditate on the names of God.
So who is Yahweh Tsuri to you?
How does knowing God as Yahweh Tsuri impact your life?
How can you grow in your Christian walk by understanding God as Yahweh Tsuri?
Praying the Name Of God, Yahweh Tsuri:
When you pray the word of God, you are praying His words of truth into your situation. It is the same when you pray the names of God. When you understand the meaning of the specific name of God and pray it over your situation-it is declaring His power over it. It certainly will build your faith and expectation of God to move in it. When you pray God's name, you are declaring the truth of who God is and you are proclaiming His power at work in your life. And when you pray to Yahweh Tsuri, you are praying to the God who can always be counted on. He never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His plans and purposes remain firm throughout history.
Yahweh Tsuri, You are my rock. When my storms come in, You are my firm foundation. Thank you that You stay the same yesterday, today, and forever. I can count on you to be my firm foundation. Help me to remember to keep my eyes on You. You alone are my strength and waymaker. Amen.
We will be using these bible verses in the month of January 2021 as our daily devotionals in our Restoring Beauty For Ashes Facebook Group. Come join us there and join me every day for the next 20 days here as we unpack each name of God in a daily blog and I will try and explain how to pronounce the Hebrew Names Of God too. I would love it if you could share with me your thoughts as you work your way through this Scripture plan. You can connect with me via firstname.lastname@example.org on our FACEBOOKpage. Come back tomorrow as we unpack the name, Yahweh Roi-The Lord Is My Shepherd.
It's all about His grace
xx Karen.Here is the list of blog posts about 30 Powerful Hebrew Names Of God And Their Meaning :
Introduction, 30 Powerful Hebrew Names Of God And Their Meaning (Free Printable) HERE
DAY 1. Elohim: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 2. Yahweh: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 3. El Roi-The God Who Sees Me: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 4. El Shaddai-The All-Sufficient One, God Almighty: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 5. El Olam-The Everlasting God Or The Eternal God: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 6. Yahweh-Yireh-The Lord Will Provide: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 7. Adoni-Lord And Master: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 8. Yahweh Rapha-The Lord Who Heals: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 9. Yahweh Nissi-The Lord Is My Banner: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 10. El Kanna-Consuming Fire, Jealous God: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 11. Yahweh Shalom-The Lord Is Peace HERE
DAY 12. Qedosh Yisrael-Holy One Of Israel: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE