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?
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
THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES
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