DD #7 – November 7th 2013

Genesis 5, pt. 3, v. 21-32 — http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%205:21-32&version=GNV

Okay, today’s DD is going to be short, because I want to focus on just one part of this passage. Next time we’ll continue the Genealogies.

The part we’re focusing on today is in v. 29 —29And called his name, Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and sorrow of our hands, as touching the earth, which the Lord hath cursed.”

This is, I think a true testament to the relationship man had with God. How did Lamech (this is not the same Lamech from Gen. 4:23-24, who was the descendant of Cain. This Lamech is the descendant of Seth. If that’s still too confusing, just think of them as Lamech Cainson, and Lamech Sethson; it’s what I do) know to name his son something of this significance? It perfectly fits. Does this illustrate that Godly men had a closer, more tangible relationship with God? We see only verses before that Enoch “walked with God” and eventually was taken up by God. Whatever the reason behind his naming, Noah lived up to his name. God used him, in a way as a representation of Christ later on, to save and renew creation.

So my challenge to you… What does your name mean? And are you living up to it?

That’s it for today, and tomorrow we continue with the Genealogies Pt. 3. Hope this has been a blessing to all.

Cheers, and I’ll see you on the other side.

Cody, logging off.

P.s. Daniel — God is my Judge. I have to say, when I was younger I didn’t appreciate just how awe inspiring this meaning was. Even now, with understanding it, I don’t truly feel I ever will while on this earth. But it is a constant reminder that one, my name illustrates the commitment I have to doing what is right as laid down in the scriptures; two, that God, being my judge, and under Christ’s blood, sees me as 100% guiltless. As a pastor once said, “—we have been made children of God by the Cross; we have had our sins paid for; there’s no guilt in life, there’s no fear in death…”
And that… is an incredible comfort to me, each and every day. So in a nutshell, my name both encourages me to do better, and comforts me in my knowledge of my salvation.

Names… Bloodlines… History. I think that if you take anything away from these passages where the focus is on names and the people who bear them and their bloodlines, it should be, that they are powerful, meaningful things, that tell us how God, even still today, touches us all. So again. What does your name mean? Are you living up to it?

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One comment

  1. Daniel, click here for a sermon on the importance of a person’s name by a man being trained for RP ministry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LNmC3KXxV8&list=UU_G-vdsWXIthQJhyJo1q_TA . I saw it posted on FB by the LA RP church: “Yesterday, Licentiate Namsik Yang preached at The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s chapel. You can watch his message here:”

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