[QTVOTD] A new name…

“Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, My servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, My servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty; behold, My servants shall rejoice, but you shall be put to shame; Behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry out for pain and sorrow of heart and shall wail and howl for anguish, vexation, and breaking of spirit and you will leave your name to My chosen [to those who will use it] for a curse; and the Lord God will slay you, but He will call His servants by another name [as much greater than the former name as the name Israel was greater than the name Jacob].” Isaiah 65:15 This passage is talking to the ones discussed in my QT yesterday – Those who forsake the Lord, who forget and ignore who God is; those who serve idols. However, what jumped out at me is the contrast God is making to those who do follow Him -> they eat, they drink, they rejoice, and they sing for joy of heart…essentially God provides everything for those who cling to Him. Lastly He says that He will give them a new name, and I like how the AMPLIFIED version calls out that this name will be greater than the former name just like the name Israel [Triumphant with God] is greater than the name Jacob [Trickster]. Is this new name Christian? What name God is talking about here we don’t know…however, how awesome to know that not only has God forgotten my sin but He has given me a new name so that the old name and nature can truly be left behind.

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