Philippians 2:5-11 (KJV)

5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The Bible ascribes many different names to Jesus, all of which provide great insight into His character and person.

Here are some from John’s gospel that I find particularly revealing:

The Good Shepherd

10:11) protects his sheep at all cost from predators. They know His voice and follow Him.

The Door

(vv. 7-9) is the only way to enter heaven. Whoever enters through the “gate” of Christ will be saved.

The Vine

(15:1-10) is the source of our spiritual life. When we stay intimately connected to Jesus, we bear fruit. If we do not remain in Him, we wither.

The Bread of Life

(6:25-35) the only one who can truly satisfy our hearts. Jesus feeds our souls with sustenance that never leaves us wanting for more.

The Light of the World

(9:5) shines His light through our countenance as a ministry and testimony to a dark world.

The Way 

(14:6) to happiness, peace, joy, and eternal life is Jesus Christ.

The Truth

(14:6) of His revelation, as recorded in the New Testament, is the reason we can know as much as we do about God.

The Life 

(14:6) Jesus imparts to believers is powerful, effective, and fruitful, not only in eternity but here on earth as well.

In biblical times, Israelites would choose a baby’s name based on the child’s characteristics or a hope or prayer of the parent.

The names given to Jesus tell a great deal about His ministry on earth 2,000 years ago.

The scriptural names describing Him reveal who He was and is and will be for eternity.

Please follow and like us: