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Monday, January 8, 2018

New Name

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The nations shall see your righteousness. And all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will give. Isaiah 62:2 (ESV)

God speaks of His plan of giving His people a new identity when Jerusalem and Zion begin to display righteousness and glory they have received from Him. Other nations will see these qualities.

Just think! God gives each of His people new names. Known only to Him. In the context (verse 4), He tells the people He will not think of them as “Forsaken” or “Desolate” but as “My Delight is in Her.” I love this latter term. God’s delight is in those who follow Him.

The LORD looks at those who submit their lives to Him with different eyes, eyes of tenderness and love. Because that is His nature. When we accept Jesus as Lord of our lives, should we also those around us with different eyes—His eyes? Our LORD teaches us how to respond to unsettling circumstance. When we hear things that bother us, He tells us to take those issues to Him, first. Our hearts would be so much lighter and our lives easier if we would remember to take this one simple step.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Cecelia! Oh my gosh, I LOVE your image on the blog today. It's so true! Satan wants to sink me in my sins, but Jesus keeps reaching out his hand and saying "You're forgiven. Come with me!"
    Tenderness and love. Yes. That's our Jesus.
    Grace and blessings on your new year!
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil: I thought this graphic spoke volumes to me as I searched for the right one to include. Jesus sees past our sins and looks into our hearts because He loves us. We are to praise Him for that love.

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  2. A new name: such encouragement. God sees us in Christ, not in our old ways of sin. Not forsaken, but beloved. Thanks for this uplifting post!

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    1. Jeanette: I am thankful He sees me in a different light rather than the way the world sees me or I sometimes see myself.Blessing on you and your family.

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  3. I have always liked the idea of God giving new names to people, like a new beginning! He is so good and forgiving.

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    1. Marja: I am thankful He forgave me of my sins. All of His children are. Blessings on you and yours.

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  4. I love that God delights in His children and He gives us a new name...I like the old gospel song, "There's a new name written down in glory, and it's mine, oh yes! it's mine"...I wonder what my new name is...and how God sees me? Yes, we need to look at others through God's eyes, and see the person there that God loves so much that He gave His life for them...powerful stuff here today. Thank you.

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    1. Pam: You are welcome. As I was thinking about this topic, that hymn came to mind. I love the old hymn and the praise and worship choruses. We have both in our church services. When I look at an event that happens or a person who has rankled some of my nerves, I sometimes have to ask God to allow me to look through His eyes. Blessings to you and yours.

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