Proverbs 26 10-26-22

Speaking the name of Jesus takes us straight to the throne. May we be careful how we use it!

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christthrough whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

From the past three days:
When Peter made his great statement in Acts 4:12, he gave us a unique definition of salvation from God’s perspective,

12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

There are several questions that arise from this verse.

  1. Must a person be saved?
  2. From what is he lost?
  3. Is he not capable of saving himself?
  4. Why Jesus’ name?
  5. What makes His name special?
  6. Everyone?
  7. What is required?
  8. What shall we gain/avoid?

Jesus is the Greek rendering of the Hebrew name, “Yeshua,” which is also known as, “Joshua,” which means “the LORD saves,” or “Savior.” And you wondered why the angel told Joseph to name Him that! “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).

We also know that because of Jesus’ obedience, “God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).

The Bible has descriptive names for Jesus–135 to be exact! You can read them at onfireforgod with their references. The song, “Isn’t the Name,” has as its refrain these words,

There is Freedom in the Name
Healing in the Name
There is Power in the Name
Salvation in the Name
There is Life in the Name
There is no other Name
Like Jesus, Jesus

We also like to sing, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, there’s just something about that name.” Speaking the name of Jesus takes us straight to the throne:

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

Let’s speak the name of Jesus often during our day and fellowship with the Father through Him.

Abba, You are great. Your Son is great. We speak the name of Jesus–not as an incantation, but as a confession: You are God the Father, God the Son, God the Spirit, three-in-one. May You be praised! Amen.

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