From Pastor Gary...
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10)
What does your name mean? My name (Gary) means “spear carrier”. I wonder if my parents took that into consideration when they named me. I doubt it. They probably just liked the name. The name of some people fits their character. This is certainly true of Jesus whose name means “the Lord is salvation”. The salvation of mankind is the reason Jesus, the Son of God, took on human flesh and came to earth. Our salvation is the reason He went to the cross. No greater love has ever been displayed; no greater work has ever been done than what Jesus did for our salvation. We who, by faith, bow before him and confess him as Savior and Lord receive the forgiveness earned for us on the cross. In His forgiveness we receive eternal life. It is fitting that God has highly exalted His name above all names. There will be a day when Jesus returns in all His glory and everyone who has ever walked the face of the earth will bow down and acknowledge who he is. It will be a day of great joy for us who believe, but it will be to the eternal misery and regret for those who rejected his salvation.
Lord, use us to proclaim the name that is above all names to those who do not yet know and confess you as Savior and Lord. Amen.
Verse of the day:She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)