“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
Today’s Morsel: Sometimes when we read scripture, we can get sidetracked by the adjectives, adverbs, or nouns instead of whom the writer is writing about. Somewhat like when we read Matthew 28:19, which says, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” If we are not careful, we can think that we are doing what was said and miss what we were commanded to do. You know the old saying, “I know you think you understood what I said, but I’m not sure you understood what I meant.” For example, Isaiah said "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." If you will notice, both Isaiah and Matthew use the word, ‘name’ instead of the actual name of the person they were talking about. Therefore, we must get an understanding of the one whom they are talking about when they say 'name'. Well, the apostles John and Paul help us with our understanding. “But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him” (1 Corinthians 8:6); “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life” (1 John 5:20). His name is Jesus.
Sing: His name is Wonderful, His name is Wonderful, His name is Wonderful, Jesus my Lord. He's the Great Shepherd, the Rock of All Ages, Almighty God is He. Bow down before Him, love and adore Him. His name is Wonderful, Jesus my Lord.
Thought For Today: The truth shall make you free.