Wisdom Wednesdays: "Before The Change"

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Did you know that most people know the 3 Hebrew Boys by their changed names of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Negro. But what were their names before they served in the king's palace?  Let's look at the significance of their Hebrew names. 

  • The name Hananiah means "The Lord Is Gracious". His Babylonian name, Shadrach, means "I Am Fearful of the God."
  • The name Mishael means "Who Is What God Is?" His Babylonian name, Meshach, means "I Am of Little Account."
  • The name Azariah means "The Lord Has Helped Me." His Babylonian name, Abed-Negro, means "Servant of the god Nebo."

I don't know about you but I prefer the original Hebrew names Before the Change. I find it most assuring that before and after their name changes, the Hebrew boys still honored God. Daniel 1:15 tells us that, "And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies."  Even though their names had been changed, their love for God remained the same. How did you serve God before you received titles behind your name, a new job or a promotion?  Hmm ... Before The Change.

Now that's a word!

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Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.  Used by permission.  All rights reserved. Online scripture is taken from www.biblegateway.com


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