“The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory,you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.
Isaiah 62:2 (NIV)
“The nations will see your righteousness. . .” When we come to the Lord, He gives us a new character- a new personality. We are no longer the same as before. In the New Testament, Paul writes to the church at Corinth, “Therefore, anyone who is in Chris, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17) When we have Jesus in our hearts, He changes our demeanor in noticeable ways. People see and take note.
“. . . and all kings your glory . . .” Paul tells his readers-then and now-that the rulers or leaders will see that we are no longer the same.
“. . . you will be called by a new name . . .” God will call us by a name He selects for us. I have known two men in my lifetime who have gone by different given names. The older one seemed to use his first name and middle name interchangeably. The younger man chose to drop his first given name altogether and use his middle name, a Biblical name. This younger man’s choice to do this was based on this verse and, as memory serves, and on 2 Corinthians 5:17.
“. . . that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.” God gives us a new attitude, a new outlook and a new name. The younger man in the above paragraph prayed about this shortly after he came back to the Lord.