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Name and Fame

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In pop culture, fame is largely about name recognition. People pursuing celebrity status often expend huge amounts of time and money getting their name out—branding their identity. Why? Name and fame go together. People work hard to make a name for themselves.

One name needs no self-promotion—God’s name! God’s name is great, not because of His self-centered, self-branding efforts. His name is great because He is great. No one or nothing compares to Him. He is set apart from all things and all others.

Take a look at this reminder found in Jeremiah 10:6 (NIV) “No one is like you, LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power.”

One of our primary assignments as believers is to proclaim the greatness of God’s name in all the world. Through our words and through our works, we are called to make His glorious name known. Instead of living for the fame of our name, we’re to live for the fame of His name—the matchless name of Jesus!

Remember who He is! Paul reminded us of His great name in Philippians 2:9-11 (NIV) “… 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.”

Pastor Dale