Daily Lift – August 28th, 2018

It Was Named For Him

Located on the Mediterranean Coast, Caesarea of Palestine was built by Herod the Great, and named after Augustus Caesar. Rather modern and magnificent for its day, Caesarea was an honor indeed to its namesake. Caesarea Philippi, on the other hand, was located near the foot of Mount Hermon. Philip the Tetrarch named this city as well in Caesar’s honor, but chose to keep some of that honor by naming it after himself as well. Then, there is the Church, which the Savior at the Sixteenth of Matthew’s Gospel promised to build, and did. He ascribed ownership of it to no one but Himself, and Paul asserted at the Twentieth of Acts that the Lord had purchased the Church with His own blood. It is fitting that the Church should bear no name but that of Christ, and, at the Sixteenth of Romans, Paul, as is proper, affixed the Savior’s name to the Church at Verse Sixteen. To Christ, and to no man, does all honor and glory belong in His Church. After all, it was named for Him.

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Written and voiced by David H. Prophater