What is your name?

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.

Gen 32:29

Jacob: Please tell me your name.

Mystery Man: Why is it that you ask my name?

Exodus 3:13-14

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.’

Judges 13:17-18

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!