“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.”Romeo and Juliet
Juliet may not have cared what Romeo’s last name was, but neither of them would escape the tragedy of it.
So what’s in a name? Quite a lot, actually.
All words mean something and we can trace many words back to their origin; words that describe a characteristic or attribute of the thing.
For example, the word horse can be traced back to an ancient Latin root, currere meaning “to run.”
Yes, I’m a word nerd! I enjoy looking into the etymology (beginnings) of words. I believe understanding what words mean can give us deeper insight into so many things.
In fact, the word etymology itself comes from a Latin word meaning “speaking the truth” or “conveying the truth.”
This brings me to my point!
There are over a hundred names referring to God or Jesus in the Bible. And each one gives us a unique insight into His character.
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Your post quickly reminded me of that chorus, ‘Jesus, name above all names, blessed Redeemer, glorious Lord …’
More than ever I need my focus to be on Him. Thank you for nudging me onward, friend. Bless your weekend.
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