We identify things by their names.
In the scientific arena, things are given a set of names which are part of a classification system.
We also label our name upon a myriad of items to identify them as belonging to us.
Nothing is wrong with these things.
Naming and classifying are all important ways of organization and communication.
It actually began with God.
Genesis 1:5 NKJV — God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
Genesis 1:8 NKJV — And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.
Genesis 1:10 NKJV — And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
The Bible also shows how God gave Adam the privilege of naming the animals.
Genesis 2:19 NKJV — Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.
Part of the communication and organization of names is to show back ground and belonging.
Genesis 1:27 NKJV — So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
What an incredible background!
To be created in the image of God is truly an amazing part of our heritage.
For those who choose to follow Jesus Christ and accept His salvation we add to our background.
Galatians 3:26 KJV — For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
John 20:31 KJV — But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Is there a greater gift than to be called a child of God through the redemption of Christ Jesus?
1 John 3:1 KJV — Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Let us remember the most precious name of our Savior and cling to the truth that we too have hope eternal.
Acts 4:12 KJV — Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your name! Thank You for the salvation we have through Your name. Thank You for Your Word which clearly testifies the truth. Lord Jesus, please help me to rest in Your salvation and trust You for all things. Lord, please help me to wait patiently for You as we walk through the day. Lord, thank You for this reminder. Thank You for Your love, Your grace, Your mercy, and Your truth. Thank You for being so full of compassion and long-suffering. For You, oh Lord are the One who created us. You are the One who saved us. You are the One who is worthy of all honor, glory, and praise! Amen.