The Greatest of All Names

Many names adorn the hallways of history. Many of them have made a powerful impact for good in our world. Too many have impacted the world with evil. Most names are forgotten altogether; some are remembered occasionally and briefly. There is one name that far surpasses all others and will never be forgotten by those who know Him. In fact, it’s the Name given to One Who lives forever! It is the wondrous, glorious, precious, magnificent Name of Jesus! Why is this Name so valued by those who have received Him as Lord and Savior? Matthew 1:21 gives us the reason: “….thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins.” Most have given little thought to His Name, many have abused His Name. However, the day spoken of in Philippians 2:9-11 will come without fail. “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of (things) in heaven, and (things) in earth, and (things) under the earth; and (that) every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ (is) Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” George W. Bethune has given us much to think about in his hymn, “The Name of Jesus.” He wrote: “There is no name so sweet on earth, no name so sweet in heaven, the Name before His wondrous birth to Christ the Savior given. And when He hung upon the tree, they wrote this Name above Him; that all might see the reason we forevermore must love Him. So now, upon His Father’s throne, almighty to release us from sin and pains, He gladly reigns, the Prince and Savior Jesus. To Jesus ev’ry knee shall bow, and ev’ry tongue confess Him, and we unite with saints in light, our only Lord to bless Him. O Jesus, by that matchless Name,Your grace shall fail us never; today as yesterday the same,Thou art the same forever. We love to sing around our King, and hail Him blessed Jesus; for there’s no word ear ever heard so dear, so sweet as “Jesus.” Selah! Eternal rejoicing for all who know Him; eternal regret for all who don’t!  Ron

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