I love the pictures, types and shadows that reveal truths about Jesus and we can see some of these in names.
In the story of David’s desire to bless Mephibosheth because of his love for his friend Jonathan we can see a little picture of Jesus, not just in the story itself but in the names of these characters.
First of all we have David himself. David means ‘beloved’.
Then we see David desiring to bless someone because of his friend Jonathan. Jonathan means ‘Jehovah given’.
Then we see the one who will receive this entire blessing – Mephibosheth, which means ‘dispeller of shame’.
And lastly, at the end of this story we discover that Mephibosheth himself has a son, and his name is Micha, which means ‘Who is like God’.
These names reveal something of the Lord Jesus Himself;
He is our Beloved, Jehovah given, dispeller of shame who is like God. (Hebrews 1:3)
It is great fun to study the Word and to find out what names mean as well as seeing Jesus in all those wonderful stories, and to grow more and more in our personal revelation of who Jesus is, all that He has done for us, and all that we are In Him.
Speak this our today…Thank you Lord, for your awesome Word, and for revealing Jesus to me in even the smallest details.
2Samuel 9:6…..Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!
2Samuel 9:12…..And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha.