An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Name that Loon

(Pro 18:10 KJV)  The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

One of the blogs I visit fairly regularly has a feature that involves taking the birth announcements from the local paper and sharing what people are naming their children.  He does not focus on what have been considered common names in the past such as John or Samantha.  He does not comment on obvious ethnic names such as Jose or Ingrid.  What he does is lift out the names that have obviously been manufactured by parents needing a bit of creativity in their lives.  There doesn’t seem to be any thought about the handle the kid will have do deal with the rest of his life.

He also makes some comments about the marriage relationships in these namings.  It is amazing how often there is no father on record.  That does not come as a surprise.  On the other hand, when I find someone named Zedekiah or Ezekiel I have a strong suspicion they have parents who attend a church that uses the King James Bible.  If I were forced to make a choice based on names of whom to trust, I would throw my vote with Obadiah rather than a handle that only God knows how to pronounce.

So?  Names can’t be counted on in every day life but the one people label us with behind our backs can tell a lot about how they view our character.  It might also indicate what they think of our God.


Gorges Smythe said...

The one that amused me most was the the girl named O-a (or something very similar). The mother explained - "The dash, it not be silent1"

Pumice said...

Sometimes I think we need to get lives.

Grace and peace