- ABOUT US
- Calendar and News
- READING PLAN
- The Chosen
Today’s 333 Devotional: “Jesus: A Name That Saves”
Salvation of the human race is through no other name than the name of Jesus. His very name means salvation.
The angel who appeared in a dream to Joseph brought this out saying the child’s name would be called Jesus, because He will save people from their sins.
“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:20-21)
This is actually the meaning of Jesus’s name in the Greek, whose counterpart in the Hebrew is the name Joshua. The name comes from the Hebrew word meaning to rescue or deliver. The literal meaning of His name is “God is salvation.”
It is this very thing that the Apostle Peter pronounced to the Jewish authorities when asked by what power or name did he perform the miracle of the lame man being made whole, along with preaching the gospel message.
Peter said, “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)
Speaking to the church in Corinth, Paul told them they were at one time no different than everyone else whom he identified as unrighteous and unable to enter into God’s kingdom.
“And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:11)
What saves us from being children destined for God’s wrath is nothing less than the name of Jesus, which represents what He did for us upon the cross, dying for us and in our place.
It is only through the name of Jesus, and belief in what that name represents, that salvation comes.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study