Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Name Above All Names
Bill Gaither wrote that noted song, "There's Just Something About That Name." I am intrigued by all of the Bible references to the power of God's name and the name of Jesus. Now we give import to names, but it's almost cursory compared to Biblical emphasis.
"Hallowed be your name." (Lord's Prayer)
"...baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit"
"Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me."
"But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. "
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
"that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, "
And there are a gazillion other examples. It is obvious there is overwhelming power in the name of God and His Son. It makes for a fascinating study.
And this is why it galls me to hear godless folks say, "Oh my God!", or something equally flippant. Better not mess with that name.
Posted by Tim Perkins at 6/21/2006 09:24:00 PM