May 6, 2020 –

Powerful influence over an individual’s life is the name the parents give them. I believe people live out the personal name they were giving. Some people form an opinion about a person because of their name. For example, do the names Mary and Rita project the same personality? Susan and Selena, or Bob and Rocky? 

We attach much meaning to personal names.

Biblical personal names carry meaning and influence actions in some ways.

Aaron, a teacher, a mountain of strength.

Peter a rock or stone.

Paul small; little

Elijah, God, the Lord.

Sarah, a lady; princess; princess of the multitude.

Solomon peaceable; perfect; one who recompenses.

Dorcas a female doe-deer

If personal names influence behavior in some ways, how would other people see you? Would people calling your name connect excellent characteristics to it? Do you project love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control?

If you don’t have these personal traits, start developing them, beginning with love; love combines the other eight characteristics.

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8, NIV)