Let Your Name be high and lifted up in my life, O Lord I pray, Let Jesus be seen in me. Amen.
Then Pharaoh gave Joseph a new Egyptian name, Zaphenath-paneah. He also gave him a wife, whose name was Asenath. She was the daughter of Potiphera, the priest of On. So Joseph took charge of the entire land of Egypt. (Genesis 41:45)
Relate: Names mean something. Well, maybe they don’t mean all that much anymore but they used to. It is rare to hear about a significant name change in our world today. A couple big exceptions are Malcolm X (formerly Malcolm Little and later El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) and Martin Luther King Jr (born Michael King Jr but his father changed both his own name and his son’s after a trip to Germany) For most of us these days, our name is simply something our parents thought sounded nice when we were born or perhaps it is the name of a significant…
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