Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Advent Words Day 24 ~ Savior


Day 24: Savior

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

One of the fundamental claims of the Christian faith is Jesus is Savior. Our verse in Matthew tells us that Joseph and Mary were told by an angel of the Lord to name their son Jesus. It also gives us the reason why they were to give him this name:

“…because he will save his people from their sins.”

There is so much wrapped up in the name Jesus. Although a common name in that day, the naming of this child meant so much. The name Jesus in Greek is the translation of the Hebrew name Yeshua, which means “Yahweh saves” or “Yahweh is salvation”.  The child was given the name that would describe who He would become: the One who would save people from their sins. And so the angels declare at his birth:

“Today your Savior is born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord.Luke 2:11(NET)

Your Savior is born. This is good news for all! We all have sinned; therefore we all need a Savior. Through Jesus God has provided the way for our salvation.

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.John 3:17

Jesus is Lord, the Christ, our Savior. We exalt His name!

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:9-11


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