Jesus is described in the Christian bible as “the messenger of the covenant and a refiner and purifier of silver,” “a merciful and faithful high priest and the apostle,” “the source of eternal salvation,” “an advocate and the Righteous One,” and “the destroyer of the devil’s works.”
Consider meditating on the below scriptures and allowing God to use them to inform your thoughts, prayers, and decisions for today. The names of God still fuel my daily prayers and life, both private and public. They also inform my desire to “know God and make him known.” May they similarly serve you in this way.
God’s name represents who he is. The psalmist says, “Give thanks to the LORD and praise his name. For he is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. . . . Those who know your name will trust in you. For you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you” (Ps 100:4–5; 9:10). The LORD says, “Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name” (Ps 91:14). Knowing and trusting in the name of the LORD is important! “Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD. They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness” (Ps 89:15-16).
Each of God’s names represents a dimension of him still exhibited today—somewhere, somehow. Clicking on the below scriptures will open these names within the paragraphs they are found in the Bible.
1. The messenger of the covenant and a refiner and purifier of silver (Mal 3:1, 3)
2. A merciful and faithful high priest and the apostle (Heb 2:17, 3:1)
3. The source of eternal salvation (Heb 5:9)
4. An advocate and the Righteous One (1 John 2:1)
5. The destroyer of the devil’s works (1 John 3:8)
Every day, for the foreseeable future, I hope to post five more names of God.
Click here for a full list of the names of God.
Click here for a full list of the names of Jesus.
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you” (2 Thess 3:16).
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