What is “the name that is above every name?” (Philippians 2:9)
Is it “Jesus”?
Verse 9 says that God gave Christ “the name which is above every name” and then verse 10 says, “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow” (Philippians 2:9-10).
So a lot of folks say that’s the answer: the name above all other names is “Jesus”.
However, some say that it is not correct. Let me explain…
The name “Jesus” (Ιησους, Yesous,) was given to Christ before his birth (Matthew 1:20-21). The name above every name, on the other hand, was given to Jesus after his death (Philippians 2:8-9).
Is the Name “Yahweh”?
God has a special name, Yahweh. “I am the LORD, that is my name, I will not give my glory to another (Isaiah 42:8).
The psalmist Asaph recognized that this special name belonged only to the Most High God: “You alone whose name is the LORD, are the Most High over all the earth” (Psalms 83:18).
The name translated “LORD above is said by some to be “Jehovah”. It is also sometimes rendered YHWH or Yahweh. This proper name is greater than all other names.
If Jesus was given the name above every name, then he was given this name Yahweh, not a lesser name. When God refuses to give that name to another, he makes an exception of his unique Son, and if he did not make that exception he would deny his Son equality with him
Nevertheless, John 3:16 still gives us the comfort we truly need.
Especially during these times…
This verse will give us the peace and serenity that we need.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.– John 3:16
Indeed, Christ Over Viruses and Infectious Diseases.
What are your thoughts?