Who is he?
I hear that name anytime someone cusses in vain. I see it in church names (be careful with that one,) I saw that name every time I drove on US-23, spray painted on the pillar of an overpass. I hear TV evangelists once in a great while mention that name. A lot of good and not so good movies have been made about that name. There are books devoted to that name, as well as scores and scores of songs. There have been a lot of good and bad things done in that name.
If you think about it, sometimes the world, church especially, shouts that name so loudly you kind of miss the Truth about it. The world tries to suppress that name, or use it in a vulgar way, or twist it into some odd shape that it’s really not. The world tries to distort and misrepresent that name.
There are three kinds of people in this world. Ones who smell death when they hear that name. Ones who smell life when they hear that name, and Ones who are waiting to hear that name. One thing is sure, it’s important to know – really know – that name.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the person who does what my Father in heaven wants. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name? Didn’t we force out demons and do many miracles by the power and authority of your name?’ Then I will tell them publicly, ‘I’ve never known you. Get away from me, you evil people.’ -Jesus as recorded in Matthew 7
Oh the sweet name of Jesus! Thank you, Father, for giving us that name. Amen