Daily Devotional

  • His Name is Jesus — Sunday December 8, 2019

    SUNDAY December 8, 2019

    His Name is Jesus

    But when she saw him [the angel Gabriel], she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.

    Luke 1:29-31

    After hearing the salutation of the angel, Mary was troubled and unsettled in her thoughts. The angel Gabriel reassured Mary; she had found favor with God. Gabriel gave to her an amazing message: Mary, although a virgin, would conceive in her womb, a Son; and she was to name Him––Jesus. This miracle would be a fulfillment of Scripture found in Isaiah 7:14: Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel––God with us.

    Imagine, humble Mary, a young teenager, had been chosen to carry Jesus in her womb. The Jewish people knew the Scriptures and understood by them, their Messiah would be born. In a part of the “Song of Mary” (Luke 1:54-55), we find that Mary knew of God’s prophecy: “He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever.”

    Mary’s child was to be called Jesus. In Hebrew His name was, Yehoshua, shortened to Joshua, which means “Yahweh is salvation.” What was the purpose of His birth? The name Jesus relates to us His mission––“for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).

    Jesus did not come only to be the Savior for the Jewish nation, but for the salvation of the whole world. People should be filled with joy! Do you have room in your heart for Jesus? Receive your King!

    The name [Jesus] is the highest, brightest and noblest of names. It is the glory of our Lord to be a Savior. To the best that was ever born of woman, God has given the best name that any son of man could bear. Jesus is the most appropriate name that our Lord could receive.
    ~C. H. Spurgeon~

  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day — Saturday December 7, 2019
  • Rejoice, Highly Favored One — Friday December 6, 2019
  • Turning People to the Lord — Thursday December 5, 2019
  • Silence Was Broken — Wednesday December 4, 2019
  • The Certainty of the Gospel — Tuesday December 3, 2019
  • Peace Without End — Monday December 2, 2019
  • Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God — Sunday December 1, 2019
  • The One Ruler in Israel — Saturday November 30, 2019
  • True Faith Produces True Works — Friday November 29, 2019
  • Thanksgiving — Thursday November 28, 2019
  • Mercy Triumphs Over Judgement — Wednesday November 27, 2019
  • Guilty of All — Tuesday November 26, 2019
  • The Royal Law — Monday November 25, 2019
  • Rich In Faith — Sunday November 24, 2019
  • Show No Partiality — Saturday November 23, 2019
  • True Christianity — Friday November 22, 2019
  • Look into the Mirror — Thursday November 21, 2019
  • Be Doers of the Word — Wednesday November 20, 2019
  • Implanted Word of God — Tuesday November 19, 2019
  • Swift to Hear, Slow to Anger — Monday November 18, 2019
  • Are You Feeling Tossed To and Fro? — Sunday November 17, 2019
  • Asking God for Wisdom — Saturday November 16, 2019
  • Self-Deceived — Friday November 15, 2019
  • Understanding Temptation — Thursday November 14, 2019
  • Our Treasured Crowns — Wednesday November 13, 2019