Following Jesus • 15 / Naming Names

Read This: Luke 2:21
The Jews used names to describe a person’s character, role in the community, or relation to an event. Abraham was the father of multitudes. Jacob was renamed Israel — having power with God — after his night of wrestling with the angel (Genesis 32:28).
Before Mary was even pregnant an angel assigned the name Jesus to her Son. Jesus is the Greek version of Joshua, which means God is salvation, or God is the Savior.
This is one of those treasures hidden in plain sight. God becomes a Man to save humanity from the curse of sin and damnation. What does He call Himself? God is the Savior.

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