Grace and peace, Saints, and greetings to the lost, who sometimes appear more righteous than we.
I was on YouTube last night watching some Gospel video on a channel I found today. This brother created his channel in memory of his sister who passed away earlier this year, and he really has some nice videos.
One of them, however, really surprised me. It is called “Lord, We Love You,” and it’s by the Barnes Family Reunion II. Now, the music was nice and they are pretty good singers. But I marveled at the fact that a song that I assume praises the Lord Jesus does not mention His name one time.
As you can see, quite a few names are rattled off in the course of the video, but not once is the name of Jesus mentioned. One person even said, “We praise your name,” but he failed to name that name.
How can this be? Is not Jesus the name that is above every name? Do we not believe that there is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved? Then how is it that so many of us have a real problem saying it? We don’t seem to have a problem saying it when we get mad at somebody.
His name is not Lord; He is Lord. And I’m sure He takes just as much issue with someone calling Him “Lord” always without saying His name as I would if someone were to constantly call me “man” and never mention mine.
Jesus said that not everyone who says to Him, “Lord, Lord” would enter into the kingdom of heaven. We need to make it absolutely clear who we mean when we say, Lord.
God has a name. Let’s start using it for more than a swear word.
By the way, this is what happens when the name of Jesus means no more to a person than Billy Bob, Jim, or Pete.
As you can see, no matter how many times you say it, if the name of Jesus doesn’t mean anything to you, you will never convince anyone otherwise.
The Still man
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