And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name (Isaiah 62:2).
Each of us delights in having our name called by some distinguished person. The mere fact that someone of notoriety remembers us causes us to feel important to a degree. This passage reveals that God Himself would call His people by a “name.” However, it would not be just a “name,” but a “new name” (cf Isaiah 65:15).
The culmination of these matters is found in Acts 11:26, wherein is recorded “the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” James speaks of it as a “worthy name” (James 2:7). New Testament Christians should delight in the fact that the most distinguished of all personalities has called us by name.
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