The Sweetest Name In All The Earth

J. D. Conley
October 18, 2015

One might think that the sweetest name they know is that of their spouse, parent, sibling, child, or grandchild. Certainly, their names are indeed sweet and precious to us. We all know people who have the same name as one of our loved ones, but somehow in our minds, they don't quite live up to the name. The reason is because we don't have the same kind of love for them as we do our own.

Nowhere is this more obvious than with the name Jesus. Men who wear this name today, even Christian men, hardly live up to it. Still yet, Jesus is the sweetest name in all the earth. While the name Jesus is a powerful name, a sacrificial name, a victorious name, and an exalted name, the reason it is the sweetest name, is because it is a saving name. Its this truth that make the name Jesus the sweetest of all names.

Even though the two syllables that comprise the name Jesus may not sound melodious and lyrical to some, its not the sound of the name itself that makes it sweet, but rather Who and what makes it precious. The very name, Jesus, means Savior. Its the salvation Jesus offers that in turn sweetens His name, that causes Him to be called "Wonderful," (Isaiah 9:6). After the angel of the Lord eased Joseph's fears about the expectant Mary, he was told, "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). Later on, speaking of Jesus, Peter declared, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). Paul informed the Romans, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13).

Yes, Jesus' name is the saving name. That is what makes it the sweetest name in all the earth. As a Christian, one who belongs to Him, are you living up to His name? Are you really living for Him? He is the Almighty and He alone can save. Will you give Him free reign in your life?

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, sweetest name I know, fills my every longing, keeps me singing as I go.