What’s in a Name?

A name. It comes with meaning, reputation and, in some cases, entitlements. And it is very important to God.

From the beginning, in the Ten Commandments, we are told not to take God’s name in vain. We are to reverence Him, even down to His name.

Later, when dealing with the unruly Isrealites, God says He will rescue them from trouble “for the sake of His name.”

Usually, upon conversion, people would change their names (Abram became Abraham, Saul became Paul). Names are significant.

In the New Testament we are told “where two or more people are gathered in His name, He ((Christ) is there.” And later, we are told there is “NO OTHER NAME whereby men may be saved [other than Jesus].”

So, what’s in a name? Meaning, significance, reputation and, for one precious name, salvation! Praise God for His adoption to us!

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