While going through the material for my last post, I noticed something intriguing. Whenever someone asked for a name, the answer was not what the questioner expected.
Jacob: Please tell me your name.
Mystery Man: Why is it that you ask my name?
Moses: If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?
God: I am who I am. Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’
Manoah: What is your name, so that, when your words come true, we may honor you?
Angel of the Lord: Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?
Jesus told His disciples that many righteous people longed to see and hear what they heard, but didn’t. What a privilege it is to live at this time in redemptive history!