“And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
“And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
God has given Jesus a name above every name that is named (Ephesians 1:21; Philippians 2:9-11).
It is a name given by an angel of God (Matthew 1:20-23).
It is a name in which to believe (John 1:12).
It is a name in which to repent (Acts 2:38).
It is a name to confess (Matthew 10:32-33; Romans 10:9-10).
It is a name in which to be baptized (Acts 2:38).
It is a name and the only name in which there is salvation (Acts 4:12).
It is a name by which Christians are called and are to suffer (Acts 11:26; 1 Peter 4:16).
It is a name in which there is power (Acts 4:7).
It is a name in which there is hope (Colossians 1:27).
It is a name in which to pray (John 14:13).
It is a name to preach (Acts 8:12).
It is a name in which to do good works (Colossians 3:17).
It is a name in which to gather and worship God (Matthew 18:20; Hebrews 10:25).
As much as the Bible says about the name and its importance, some say there is nothing in a name. As noted above salvation is only in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Salvation by faith, repentance, confession, and baptism are all in the name of Jesus Christ.
After salvation and becoming a Christian, we are to wear the name of Christ. The song suggests, “Take the Name of Jesus With You,” as you live daily for Him. Other songs emphasize the name of Jesus. “O the precious name of Jesus! How it thrills our souls with joy. Precious name, O How Sweet! Hope of earth and joy of heaven. Other songs state that the name of Jesus is above all names, and “There’s Something About That Name.”
- Douglas M. Williams Sr.