Wednesday - November 16, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: Colossians 4:7-18
In Colossians 4:11, there is a man mentioned that you might have never noticed in your Bible: Jesus who is called Justus. We know virtually nothing about this man, but I believe his name alone can teach us a valuable lesson. Could you imagine the pressure this man must have felt to carry the name “Jesus?” I wonder if he began referring to himself as “Justus,” just to clear up any confusion that must have been going around. To have a name that is similar to a celebrity is one thing, but this man bore the name of Jesus! He already had a reputation to uphold. How would you like to be the man who gave Jesus a bad reputation by the way you lived you life?
Have you made the connection yet? If we are Christians, we do wear the name of Jesus! In Acts 11:26, Luke says that the “disciples were first call Christians,” and the name stuck.
Application: Remember, you not only bear you own name, you bear the name of the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords. You have a reputation to uphold—His!