The Name Jesus

Before the birth of Jesus the Angel of the Lord comprehended the grand result when he said to Joseph,

You shall call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins." Matt. 1: 21

He is to save his people. Who are his people? Sinners, for they are to be saved from their sins. How many sinners will he reach and redeem?

Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for a possession. Ps. 2: 8. The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hands. John 3: 35.

In one sense, in the sense employed in this passage, the people of Christ are sinners, and all sinners are his people, and as "no man lives and sins not," the expression "his people" denotes all men. The apostle illustrates the thought when he says:

God has concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy on all. Rom. 11: 32.

The heavenly messenger made his name, Jesus, (one who saves,) an epitome of his character and mission. He is entitled to be called Jesus, because he will deliver his people, sinners, all men from transgression and sin.

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