From Pastor’s Desk:
Put your hope in Adonai, be strong, and let your heart take courage! Yes, put your hope in Adonai! – Psalm 27:14 CJB
ADONAI (LORD, MASTER) (ad-o-noy’) Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Adonai occurs 434 times. There are heavy uses of Adonai in Isaiah (e.g., Adonai Jehovah). It occurs 200 times in Ezekiel alone and appears 11 times in Daniel Chapter 9. Adonai is first used in Gen 15:2: “Abram said, Lord (Adonai) GOD (yehôvih, pronounced by Jews as ‘ĕlôhı̂ym, or el-o-heem’), what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?”
The Hebrew, according to Strong’s, is ‘ădônây (ad-o-noy’) An emphatic form of H113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only) : – (my) Lord.
H113 ‘âdôn (aw-done’); sovereign, that is, controller (human or divine): – lord, master, owner.
There is no other name in which we can place our trust that will justify it. According to Merriam-Webster, justify is, “…to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable.”
When all of life is in turmoil, chaos, and enemy-ridden, the person who puts his/her trust in Adonai will find encouragement that cannot be explained!