Today we come to end of this series, and I am confident to say that the joy we have experienced as we have celebrated the Incarnation of our Lord, as we have meditated on His character revealed in some of His glorious names, has been a blessing to many us -me first of all- . How blessed we have been by every article that our friends wrote for this series (I am so grateful for each one of you, my friends!), blessed as well by every comment you left, by the words we read from those men who have gone before us. I am now more eager to praise His Name at all times, to trust in Him, to see Him full of splendor. Oh, how I love my Lord, how I love to celebrate the excellencies of His Name, and proclaim His wonderful Name among the nations, among the saints!
To end this series I want to first announce the winner of the book, Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ:
And now our great and grand finale: God speaking directly to us through His infallible Word,
Though he (Jesus) was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Phil 2:6-8
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”) For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known. John 1: 14-18
You will say in that day:
“I will give thanks to you, O LORD,
for though you were angry with me,
your anger turned away,
that you might comfort me.
“Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.”
With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
And you will say in that day:
“Give thanks to the LORD,
call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples,
proclaim that his name is exalted.
“Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously;
let this be made known in all the earth.
Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”
Isaiah 12 ESV
I pray you, my dear friends, may have a most wonderful Christmas, one full of Him.
Under His sun and by His Grace,
the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
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You are most welcomed to read a complementary series on The Names of God.
Part one, The Name of God is found here,
Part 2, Taking Refuge in the Name of the Lord, here.
Part three, The Fullness of the Name of Jesus Christ is here.