What’s In a Name?

If you grew up in ancient Israel, your name represented a lot. Every name meant something theologically significant. After all, the Hebrews were “God’s people.” The Old Testament name “Joshua” means “The Lord is Salvation”. More importantly, it corresponds directly to the New Testament name “Jesus.”

The other day, to help change the decor in our house (which helps me psychologically after Jordan’s passing), we bought a couple of chairs for our Family Room. As we were leaving the store, the salesman (a friend who was aware of my family’s recent tragedy) said, “Nick, by the way – there’s something you should know. The style of the chair you purchased – it’s called “Joshua.”

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