I always thought that a name was just a label. Then I read the Bible. Names are treated very differently in the Bible. In the Bible, some names are better than others.
Philippians 2 :9
Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name.
Biblically speaking, it’s important to have a good name. A good name is valuable, better than money or perfume.
A good name is more desirable than great riches;.
A good name is better than fine perfume.
A good name will get you laid.
Song of Solomon 1:3
Your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you!
Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
A really good name can make you better than the angels.
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
You know who has a great name? God. God’s name is awesome.
“My covenant was with him, a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him; this called for reverence and he revered me and stood in awe of my name.
LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
God’s name is great and awesome (and he is holy).
Let them praise your great and awesome name— he is holy.
God’s name is good, which I guess goes without saying.
For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.
No one is like you, LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power.
The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.
Your name, LORD, endures forever, your renown, LORD, through all generations.
May his name endure forever
This is no regular name. People have a weird S&M relationship with this name.
The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.
It’s a scary name.
“I am a great king,” says the Lord Almighty, “and my name is to be feared among the nations.”
The nations will fear the name of the LORD.
From the west, people will fear the name of the LORD,.
People want to fear it.
Teach me … that I may fear your name.
That’s the smart thing to do.
To fear your name is wisdom.
People care about this name. They worry about it.
…for the sake of your name.
3 John 1:7
…for the sake of the Name.
… for your name’s sake.
They risk their lives for it.
…men who have risked their lives for this name.
It’s almost as if God’s name gets the credit for everything. It certainly gets the praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
Praise be to the name.
And the glory.
Glory in his holy name.
Glory to your name.
honor the name of the LORD
resolve to honor my name
They sing songs praising the name.
Sing the praises of the LORD, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.
Then I will ever sing in praise of your name and fulfill my vows day after day.
All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name.”
They dance dances praising the name.
Praise his name with dancing.
It’s the name that does it all! It saves people,
Save me, O God, by your name;.
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
through your name we trample our foes.
It’s a telephone!
call on the name of the LORD.
And a great place to have your horns exalted.
and through my name his horn will be exalted.
The question isn’t what is his name, but where is his name? Apparently, he shares his name with a house.
…in this house, which bears my Name…
Has this house, which bears my Name…
in the house that bears my Name.
People live in his name.
the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.
Everyone who enters it is blessed.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.
But you have to look for it.
Cover their faces with shame, LORD, so that they will seek your name.
God’s name comes from far away.
…the Name of the LORD comes from afar.
His name is near.
for your Name is near.
In Israel, his name is. Great.
in Israel his name is great
In the Bible, names serve a purpose. For instance, the Messiah’s name is very interesting. For one thing, it is the word of God.
his name is the Word of God.
Only the Messiah can save, because only the Messiah has the name.
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name.
His name provides forgiveness.
forgiveness of sins through his name.
In his name hope.
He isn’t the Branch, his name isn’t “the Branch.” He isn’t named “the Branch.” Nevertheless, his name is the Branch.
…the man whose name is the Branch…