The name of independent being. I AM WHO I AM only belongs to Jehovah God.

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

The Egyptians had many gods by many different names. Moses wanted to know God’s name so the Hebrew people would know exactly who had sent him to them.

14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.

I AM THAT I AM: This explains His name Jehovah and signifies that He is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal and unchangeable. We cannot by searching find Him out. He is what He is, what He ever was, and ever will be; He is faithful and true to His promises, unchangeable to His words as well as in His nature, and not a man that He should lie.

God called himself I AM, a name describing his eternal power and unchangeable character. In a world where values, morals, and laws change constantly, we can find stability and security in our unchanging God. The God who appeared to Moses is the same God who can live in us today.

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Hebrews 13:8

THE SAME: Christ is the same in the Old Testament day, in the gospel day, and will be so to His people forever.

Though human leaders have much to offer, we must keep our eyes on Christ, our ultimate leader. Unlike any merely human leader, he will never change. Christ has been and will be the same forever. In a changing world, we can trust our unchanging Lord.

Hebrews 13:8 says that God is the same “yesterday, and today, and for ever.” Because God’s nature is stable and trustworthy, we are free to follow and enjoy him.

15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. Exodus 3:13-15

THE LORD GOD: A name that denotes what He is to His people. Lest that name I AM should amuse and puzzle them, [Moses] is directed to make use of another name of God more familiar and intelligible: the Lord God of your fathers.

We can count on him to guide us no matter how much our culture or circumstances change.