What’s In A Name?
DECEMBER 06, 2021
KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
What’s in a name? Does it make or change what or whom a person is? Can it really make a difference? In some people, the idea of what their name portrays makes such a huge difference that they will go out and change it to something else.
A name does convey identity. My first name was taken from my mother’s adopted father. My middle name was taken from my father’s dad. They had enough respect for their parents to want to continue their names by giving them to someone else. My father received his last name from his father and so passed down my last name to me. In this town, our last name is usually thought of as good. Why, because my father did those things that were right and kept our family name clean. I made some terrible choices in the beginning of my life, yet God saw fit to save me and change my life. Now our family name is once again thought of as decent and good. I can only pray that my children will respect our family name as they also pass it down to their children and their children’s children.
I also carry the name Christian. This name means Christ like. This name was also given to me, but by my Heavenly Father. He has done everything to keep this name clean for all His children, but now He is depending upon me to be able to pass down that heritage. The name of the Lord meant a lot to the children of Israel. He was called the self-existent or eternal Lord. Jehovah. There actually is a lot in a name.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
As people see you, what do they think about the name of Christ? Do they think friendly, kind, loving, and compassionate? Or do their thoughts go toward angry, spiteful, deceiving, and cruel? You might be the only Jesus people see today. Hold up His name as a banner of honor. There is a lot to be said for that name.
GOD TALKING TO ME: DECEMBER 01, 2021
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Ezekiel 46 – 48 / Psalm 124 / Proverbs 6 / 1 Timothy 1 – 4
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Daniel 5-6 / 1 John 1-2
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