September 2, 2020

Your Name Matters

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” – 1 John 3:1 Did you know that the names God gives you matter? Throughout Scripture, the Lord identifies His children using different kinds of names, and contrary to our world today, in Biblical times, they were not chosen randomly or according to preference. Instead, they were intended to reveal the essence of a person’s heart and soul. In fact, in Hebrew culture, monikers were often prophetic and offered a glimpse into someone’s future. While modern society no longer gives such clout to what we’re called, the customs of the ancient world should inspire us to take the identity our Savior gives to us seriously. Since He designated us as His favorite and called us chosen and beloved, we can live in confident assurance that His

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