Have you ever thought about the fact that the Lord gives us the privilege of knowing Him – I mean really getting to know Him? What an amazing reality! What a great truth! What an awesome responsibility!
In some of my favorite verses in Scripture (Phil 3:10), Paul said that he had forsaken all that he might know Him more. It wasn’t something he dabbled at, it was the passionate pursuit of his life. Knowing Him and making Him known became his goal the moment he was blinded and his eyes were opened on the Damascus road.
As we approach the season that celebrates all He is, my posts will be to that end – to know Him and to make Him known.
I hope you will join me for my own personal journey to know Him more. Oh, how I look forward to this month’s study time! I really can’t wait to share with you how He speaks to my heart and how I get to know Him more through the next several weeks. I pray you will also get to know Him more in the process.
Oh, Lord, may we know you more!
Today, we are going to look at His name, Jesus.
“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
Jesus. The name above every name. The name that brings us to our knees and causes our mouths to confess that He is Lord. The very definition of His name describes who He is and why He came.
Jesus – In the Greek, it is Ἰησοῦς which has its roots in the Hebrew name, Joshua (יְהוֹשׁוּעַ). It literally means, Jehovah is Salvation. Do you see that? Jesus is the eternal God who is also our Savior.
The Lord wants to make Himself known to us through His Word, through creation and through His very name! What a wonderful Savior. What a glorious God! He has made Himself known in ways we have yet to discover. As sinners in need of a Savior, that’s really good news.
This Jesus who was born some 2,000 years ago came to save us from our sins.
Today, won’t you commit to join me in getting to know Him more! Will you examine your own heart and life in light of who He is? Is He your Savior? If not, please know that He came to reveal salvation to you in the person of who He is. In fact, salvation is only available in Him and through Him. Jesus – Jehovah is salvation, desires to be your Savior, my friend.
Please leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions about what it means to receive Jesus as your Savior.
I’d also love to hear from you if you have already come to know Him as your Savior. Share a word of testimony about what He has done to reveal Himself to you as Jesus – Jehovah is Salvation.
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THE WORD IN YOU:
Begin to prepare your heart to celebrate all that Jesus is by memorizing Matthew 1:21, “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21