Today I was listening to this preacher John Piper talking about the name of God, the one He revealed to Moses in the book of Exodus. It is interesting that if someone told you their name was “I Am Who I Am” you would not at all think they are being serious, would you? Here is the quote from the radio program:
Behind [God] there is no reality. So asking the question, “Why is God the way He is?”, is like asking me, “When are you going to stop beating your wife?” because both of them assume states of affairs that don’t exist and are therefore unanswerable. I don’t beat my wife, so I can’t answer that question. And God has nobody to look to for an explanation for how He is the way He is … all He can say is “I AM WHO I AM”.
From those three verses in Exodus 3:13-15, John Piper drew seven implications. I would encourage anyone reading this now to download the the radio programs I am talking about (completely free!) from the web site of the part of John Piper’s ministry, Desiring God Radio.