#2 Without a Name
Posted: Sunday, July 3rd, 2016Print
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. The rivers: 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.