2 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
– Psalms 29:2
21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
– Lamentations 3:21-23
The Significance of Names
In the West some of us give our children names that sounds good to us according to our taste. Others, mostly Christian believers, give biblical names to their children. But in more older cultures and in past histories, names were and are still given according to the what their known for, who they are, and the deeds of their children. One of such culture are the Hebrews.
For example, Esau was so named because of his red hair. Not only that, he was quite hairy all over his body. Thus, the name Esau was given to him (Genesis 25:25). Jacob on the other hand was named because of what he was found doing, and what he will soon be known for.
In Genesis 25:26 Jacob was named because He not only grasped Esau’s ankle, but also he was one who supplanted Esau. If you’ve read the story on Jacob, he was what we call a Conartist (Genesis 27:30-36). Later however, he was called Israel because he wrestled with God and prevailed (32:28).
The Names of God
Unlike the names given to human beings, God’s name is above all, and the reasons are as follows:
1. He is good (Psalms 136:1)
2. He is eternal (Psalms 90:2)
3. He is unchanging (James 1:17)
Like all of us, Jacob is born in sin (Genesis 8:21), he is finite, and he changes his mind. God is not like us, and He comes by many names.
The names of God https://www.navigators.org/resource/praying-names-attributes-god