The Promises of God’s Living Word
Acts 19:17: Everyday Respect
“At the name of Jesus every knee will bow . . . and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Philippians 2:10–11). The name of Jesus is the most powerful in the universe. That very name can heal the sick (Acts 3:16) and cast out demons (Acts 16:18), and we are called to respect, honor, and glorify this name.
At the same time, we carry Christ’s wonderful name (Christian) with us every day, and we call upon it for comfort, guidance, healing, companionship, and help. Jesus affords His name to us for everyday living, but this in no way diminishes its eternal power and magnificence. Praise His name!