The nations will see your vindication,
and all kings your glory;
you will be called by a new name
that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.
A new name.
In this passage, we read about Isaiah’s prayer for Jerusalem, and how he prophetically proclaims her vindication and glory, with future hope on how she will no longer be called ‘Deserted’ or ‘Desolate’ (v.4), but Hephzibah (“God’s Delight”) and Beulah (“The Bride of God”).
There is great power in a name. Names are significant now but even more so in Hebrew culture; they are not just” labels”, but it reveals who we are.
Are you feeling stuck with a label or a circumstance? God has the power to change our names and circumstances, revealing who we are in Him.
Similarly, Rev 2:17 also talks about a new name:
17 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. Be still and allow the presence of Jesus to bring you rest right now.