What's in a Name?

#2 Nothing Is without a Name

Posted: Wednesday, May 4th, 2022
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About What’s In A Name? Series

What's in a name? Names identify, explain, and serve to distinguish one from another. What do God's names reveal to us about Him, coming from Him?


God handmade a man in the image of the Trinity, and breathed His own breath into him, but he was given no name in the beginning. He was just ‘the man.’

Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground,
 and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Genesis 2:7 NASB

God made a Garden for the man: “a garden toward the east, in Eden.” And when we hear that name, Eden, the entire history of that place rises before us. We see it all: Two trees, the serpent, and the terrible fall of mankind.

The rivers were named and the lands they encompassed: Tigris, east of Assyria, and Gihon of Ethiopia. The world is sectioned by its name and recognized by its title. That is still so. 
Even the metals and jewels were given their special names: gold, onyx, and so on.

It seems nothing was without a name.

Other Devotionals in What’s In A Name? Series

Power in the Name #53 Why Can't We See Our Shocking God? #52 Commanded to Bear Fruit #51 Unending Multiplication #50 Vision of the Almighty #49 El Shaddai, God's Abundance and Might #48 The Real Taking of God Within #47 Blessings of the Deep #46 Foolish and Weak Yet Chosen #45 The Unfathomable, Mystery God #44 Childish and Untaught #43 Almighty Source of All Things #42 The Source for All Humanity #41 Seed Like Stars and Sand #40 A Staggering Multiplication #39 Abundance of the Triune God #38 God Commands and Completes #37 God of Impossibilities #36 To Live Without Needing God #35 God Almighty Needs no Help #34 God Revealed in His Names #32 Faith is Not an Achievement #31 A Promise is His Command #30 Father of Many Nations #29 Destiny Enlarged by Faith #28 A New Name for Abram #27 The Unstoppable Effect #26 Our Blindness to God #25 Before God Almighty, Abram Fell #24 The Long List of God's 'I Will' #23 Waiting for the End of Effort #22 The Great Possibility #21 A Humanly Impossible Calling #20 Face to Face with Our God #19 Back to His Waiting Arms #18 Clearing the Path to God's Heart #17 Greater Than All We Know #16 The End of Human Effort #15 Numbers in Scripture #14 Treasure Old and New #13 Unending Fellowship with God #12 God Can Begin When We End #11 Price of Failing to Wait #10 Nature and Destiny in the Name #9 Mother of All the Living #8 Unique Identity Lost in the Fall #7 This is Now Bone of My Bones #6 To Name Every Living Thing #5 The Strange Way that Adam is Named #4 Choosing a Name is a Serious Matter #3 The Naming of Creation
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