That Beautiful Name, by Jean Perry


December 5

THAT BEAUTIFUL NAME

Jean Perry, 1865–1935

  She will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)

  There is no name so sweet on earth, no name so sweet in heaven,
  The name, before His wondrous birth, to Christ the Savior given.
George W. Bethune

There are many wonderful names and titles ascribed to Christ throughout the Bible. A study of these titles is not only interesting but also important since each name reveals an insight into our Lord’s character. Ivor Powell, in his book Bible Names of Christ (Kregel Publications), discusses 80 different titles including:

  CounselorIsaiah 9:6
  EmmanuelMatthew 1:23
  HelperHebrews 13:6
  MessiahDaniel 9:25
  JudgeJohn 5:22
  Rose of SharonSong of Solomon 2:1
  Sun of RighteousnessMalachi 4:2

But the sweetest name of all to every believer is Jesus. When He was eight days old, Mary’s infant Son was circumcised and given the Hebrew name Joshua (Jesus in Greek), which literally means “the Lord saves.” And the Scriptures affirm without qualification that “there is no other name given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:l2).

“That Beautiful Name” first appeared in The Voice of Thanksgiving, No. 2, a hymnal published in 1916 especially for use at the Moody Bible Institute. The hymn has since found a place in the affections of Christian people everywhere.

  I know of a Name, a beautiful Name, that angels brought down to earth; they whispered it low, one night long ago, to a maiden of lowly birth.
  I know of a Name, a beautiful Name, that unto a Babe was giv’n; the stars glittered bright thruout that glad night, and angels praised God in heav’n.
  The One of that Name my Savior became, my Savior of Calvary; my sins nailed Him there; my burdens He bare; He suffered all this for me.
  I love that blest Name, that wonderful Name, made higher than all in heav’n; ’twas whispered, I know, in my heart long ago—to Jesus my life I’ve giv’n.
  Chorus: That beautiful Name, that beautiful Name from sin has pow’r to free us! That beautiful Name, that wonderful Name, that matchless Name is Jesus

For Today: Matthew 10:32; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Philippians 2:9–11; Hebrews 1:4

Raise your voice in praise and worship to the One who was given to save us from our sins. Sing as you go—

Osbeck, K. W.

EZC:

  • Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 10:32
  • Unto the Church of God, which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, Saints by calling, with all that call on the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both their Lord, and ours: 1 Corinthians 1:2
  • Wherefore God hath also highly exalted him, and given him a name above every name. That at the Name of Jesus should every knee bow, both of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, unto the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9–11
  • And is made so much more excellent than the Angels, inasmuch as he hath obtained a more excellent Name than they. Hebrews 1:4

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About ezekielcountdown

Committed to helping others discover the Lord Jesus Christ, revealed throughout both OT and NT. All saints are called to be Ambassadors of the gospel, may my labor herein result in God drawing others unto His Son that such may rejoice in the forgiveness, liberty, and peace granted by the Good Shepherd. Applied study of scripture blossoms into maturity, spiritual discernment, and replication of ourselves that new disciples go forth and proclaim the Good News! EZC shall challenge any ministers of Satan whose purpose is to attack the infallibility of Holy Writ querying, "Hath God truly said?" hoping to ensnare the immature. We must remain focused on whom the enemy is - wicked spiritual principalities sowing seeds of deception - our enemy is NOT the lost but the spirit behind their false ideologies and isms. Study the Bible praying God the Holy Spirit equip and teach you, for He has promised to do so (Jhn 16:13). Beloved brethren, until united in glory, Sola Deo Gloria!
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