Showing posts from November, 2013

What's In a Name?

I was watching a reality singing show one night and there was a young man getting ready to sing. He explained how nervous he was because he had the chance as a high school kid to attend a school for gifted singers. Apparently, he needed three letters of recommendation from his teachers.  He had gotten two and the third told him that he would never amount to anything and that he needed to give up the dream.  Unfortunately, he listened to the third voice, until the day he tried out for the show.  His amazing vocals proved the teachers opinion to be a lie.  This young man had allowed this false name to be his new name. Praise God, he tried it again, but think of all the years he lost writing "Failure" on his hello my name is... name tag.

In the book of Daniel, when Jahoiakim was king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon came to take over. They took all the smart, good looking, quick learners into captivity with them to train to work for the king.   Four of the men that they…