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A New Name

Read Isaiah 62:1-5.

These words are likely addressed to those who have returned to a decimated Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile. In vs. 2, we read, “You shall be called by a new name.” In what other Bible stories do people receive a new name? How do these names reflect God’s action in the person’s life? What are the names by which you are called? How do they reflect your identity? In prayer, thank God for the name you have been given: Beloved.