1/19: What Did He Say His Name Was?


In Judges chapter 13, the Angel of the Lord appears to Manoah and his wife to tell them they will be the parents of Samson, the next judge of Israel. Twice, the Angel identifies Himself by name; once in verse 11, He says, “I am,” and once in verse 18, He says His name is “Wonderful.”

As New Testament believers, we recognize the above names and realize that Manoah and his wife were talking to Jesus. Jesus is God and God identified Himself to Moses as “I am.” Then in Isaiah 9:6, the famous passage that heralds the coming of Jesus says. “…and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (KJV). The Hebrew word here used for “Wonderful” comes from the same root as the identification used by the Angel of the Lord to Manoah and his wife in Judges 13:18.

I’m so grateful for the name of Jesus. It’s a strong tower into which I can run for safety (Prov. 18:10), and there is no other name by which I can be saved (Acts 4:12). A name is personal, and I’m grateful for my personal God. Arent’ you?


©2013 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

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~ by sanewriter on January 19, 2013.

One Response to “1/19: What Did He Say His Name Was?”

  1. Yes, Jesus! What a WONDERFUL name.

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