What’s In A Name?

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I’ve always been a firm believer in the power of a name.

When my husband and I learned that we were going to have a son, we thought long and hard about what we would name him. It had to be a strong name, a name with meaning. A name that said something about him, or what we hoped he might some day become.

Bold Ruler. King.

At the time, we really had no idea his first name meant “bold ruler” and his middle name, “king”.  We were just playing with the sounds at first. Interesting that the two names we chose should go together. Yes?

I don’t expect that my son will ever rule a nation, and he probably won’t be the boss of a large Fortune 500 company… but, he is the child of a King. So, I guess that makes him royalty by adoption?

If we know Jesus Christ and have accepted Him as Lord, we have been grafted into the family of God.

The King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Names are important. They do say something about a person. Names are like a calling card, they leave an impression.

God has many names that describe His character. Names that tell us about Him.

El Elyon— God most high

El Shaddai–Almighty God

Yahweh–Israel’s Covenantal God

Jehovah Jireh— The Lord Provides

Jehovah Rophe–The Lord Heals

Jehovah Nissi— The Lord is my Banner

Jehovah Shalom— The Lord is Peace

Jehovah Rohi–The Lord is my Shepherd

Jehovah Shammah— The Lord is There



Abraham called the name of that place The LORD Will Provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the LORD it will be provided.” Genesis 22:14