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1 Kings 13:2
By the word of the Lord he cried out against the altar: “Altar, altar! This is what the Lord says: ‘A son named Josiah will be born to the house of David. On you he will sacrifice the priests of the high places who make offerings here, and human bones will be burned on you.’”
This is an amazing prophecy from the “Man of God from Judah,” because it was some 300 years later that it actually came to pass. A man by the name of Josiah was only 8 years old when he took over the reins of Judah. It was in a shambles, but one day while cleaning out the temple workers found the Book of the Law, and somewhere in the mix of it all this prophecy with Josiah’s name on it. And when he realized God knew his name before he was born, he did everything the Lord instructed him to do. Even fulfilling the prophecy of the “Man of God from Judah.”
Three hundred years is a long time. After all, I live in what I believe to be the most wonderful country in the world and we’re not even 300 years old yet! The truth is that before Christopher Columbus discovered America, “God Knew My Name!” With that in mind, what is it that may be troubling you today? Most would answer their job, or family, or marriage, or money, or their health. But could I suggest one more thing? I think that when we are troubled by one or any of those challenges, a deeper concern might be, “Does God Know My Name?” When you read the story of Josiah, which happened over 2,600 years ago, you can be assured that God put it there so you would know “God Knows Your Name!”
When I’m reminded that You know my name, it just makes me so grateful that You not only know my name but You are concerned about every detail of my life! Thank You Jesus. Amen