“They also asked them, ‘What are the names of the men who are building this edifice?’”
The regional governor wanted to stop the temple construction. They asked who authorized them to rebuild it and wanted their names, “in order to inform” King Darius, v. 10. The king’s reply (Ezra 6) must have shocked them.
The names of saints who are reviled by the world are written in the book of life. How are you building up the Lord’s church?
#names #work #VOTD
A person’s name is one of his most precious possessions. To call a person by his name, to remember his name after you have met him, shows that you value that person. Many will be impressed that you remember. They will see it as a sign that you care. O Soul, remember names as a first step into a person’s life. The respect you show others by doing this may allow you to know the person behind the name. This is true, of course, of God, and no less true of human beings.
#names #memory #relationships
If it’s any help, on my personal blog today is my definition of a goal. Working, tentative definition, I should say. But it might spur some thought. Look for it at the bottom, after the main topic of “The Use of Double Names Across Cultures,” where Saul/Paul gets mentioned, among others.