How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.
Good morning Gracious God, Wonderful Messiah and Sweet Gentle Holy Spirit. Thank You for another week ahead of us through Your special grace. We are grateful to You and we are to say thank You, Lord for Your Faithfulness in our lives and situations.
Beloved, the month of February is almost out of sight, so fast someone is saying along with me. Another month in the year of the Lord will soon be over again and join the history of our time.
What have you achieve so far? Both in secular and in spiritual life? Last week was concluding examining the ways it is going on God’s department in our life. So far so good I suppose.
Our theme for the month God promised us a new hear and a new spirit. How far have you heart regenerated through the Word of God you receive daily from this desk and from other sources?
Today, we will be considering the personality “Jesus”, the Wonders in His Name. He is the second Person in the Trinity. Come let consider Him further:
“Thou shalt call his name Jesus.” Matthew 1:21
When a person is dear, everything connected with him becomes dear for his sake. Thus, so precious is the person of the Lord Jesus in the estimation of all true believers, that everything about Him they consider to be inestimable beyond all price. “All Thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia,” said David, as if the very vestments of the Saviour were so sweetened by His person that he could not but love them.
Certain it is, that there is not a spot where that hallowed foot hath trodden—there is not a word which those blessed lips have uttered—nor a thought which His loving Word has revealed—which is not to us precious beyond all price. And this is true of the names of Christ—they are all sweet in the believer’s ear.
Whether He be called the Husband of the Church, her Bridegroom, her Friend; whether He be styled the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world—the King, the Prophet, or the Priest—every title of our Master—Shiloh, Emmanuel, Wonderful, the Mighty Counsellor—every name is like the honeycomb dropping with honey, and luscious are the drops that distil from it. But if there be one name sweeter than another in the believer’s ear, it is the name of Jesus.
Jesus! it is the name which moves the harps of heaven to melody. Jesus! the life of all our joys. If there be one name more charming, more precious than another, it is this name. It is woven into the very warp and woof of our psalmody. Many of our hymns begin with it, and scarcely any, that are good for anything, end without it. It is the sum total of all delights.
It is the music with which the bells of heaven ring; a song in a word; an ocean for comprehension, although a drop for brevity; a matchless oratorio in two syllables; a gathering up of the hallelujahs of eternity in five letters.
“Jesus, I love Thy charming name,
‘Tis music to mine ear.”
The Name of Jesus is not only charming but it is also a healing balm, above all it restore a sinner back to Himself. I love that. How about you? Come on let’s read more:
“He shall save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
Many persons, if they are asked what they understand by salvation, will reply, “Being saved from hell and taken to heaven.” This is one result of salvation, but it is not one tithe of what is contained in that boon. It is true our Lord Jesus Christ does redeem all His people from the wrath to come; He saves them from the fearful condemnation which their sins had brought upon them; but His triumph is far more complete than this. He saves His people “from their sins.”
Oh! sweet deliverance from our worst foes. Where Christ works a saving work, He casts Satan from his throne, and will not let him be master any longer. No man is a true Christian if sin reigns in his mortal body. Sin will be in us—it will never be utterly expelled till the spirit enters glory; but it will never have dominion. There will be a striving for dominion—a lusting against the new law and the new spirit which God has implanted—but sin will never get the upper hand so as to be absolute monarch of our nature.
Christ will be Master of the heart, and sin must be mortified. The Lion of the tribe of Judah shall prevail, and the dragon shall be cast out. Professor! is sin subdued in you? If your life is unholy your heart is unchanged, and if your heart is unchanged you are an unsaved person. If the Saviour has not sanctified you, renewed you, given you a hatred of sin and a love of holiness, He has done nothing in you of a saving character.
The grace which does not make a man better than others is a worthless counterfeit. Christ saves His people, not in their sins, but from them. “Without holiness no man shall see the Lord.” “Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” If not saved from sin, how shall we hope to be counted among His people. Lord, save me now from all evil, and enable me to honour my Saviour.
Beloved, let this month of salvation not pass you by. Make sure you are standing right before God. If you have wandered away like prodigal, please come back home. He is waiting for your return. With an outstretch arm He will welcome you back and like john you will place your head on His bosom just come back. Click here to give your life to Jesus Now!
Beloved, this week is declared blessed. Go and fulfilled your divine mandate. May the Lord prosper the works of your hand, take away cares from you and provide all that you will ever need all the days of your life for His Name sake.
Let us continue the song above:
It makes the wounded spirit whole
And calms the troubled breast;
‘Tis manna to the hungry soul
And to the weary, rest.
Dear name! the rock on which I build,
My shield and hiding place;
My never-failing treasure, filled
With boundless stores of grace!
Jesus, my Shepherd, Brother, Friend,
My Prophet, Priest, and King,
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,
Accept the praise I bring.
Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With ev’ry fleeting breath;
And may the music of Thy name
Refresh my soul in death.
Remain blessed in the Lord.