Name of God - El Yeshuati: The God of My Salvation
Daily Verse: “Indeed, God is my salvation; I will trust Him and not be afraid, for Yah, the Lord, is my strength and my song. He has become my salvation.”
☆ Isaiah 12:2 HCSB
Let's Talk About It: “El” is Hebrew for God. Yeshua (also known as Yeshuati) means salvation. In the Strong’s dictionary, one of the definitions states, “salvation by God, with reference to being rescued by Him from physical harm.” It can also be used to denote deliverance, help, victory, and prosperity. What’s more, the primary meaning is to rescue from distress or danger. It is no wonder Jesus’ name in Hebrew is Yeshua. He is certainly all of those to those of us who know Him!
We often see the Israelites sing songs in remembrance of what God has done for them. In fact, they sang after the Exodus, led my Moses. Here, Isaiah is singing because he understands that there will come a day that the Israelites are no longer captive to the Assyrians. As the New Bible Commentary suggests, “God’s comfort is the sequel to captivity.” In fact, I can attest to this. When I was set free, I was (and still am) on fire for God. I sang songs just made up from my heart like, “Thank you for saving me, Jesus. You are so good to free me. You paid the price so I may live, and I can’t wait to see thee.”
That’s what freedom sounds like, a song. Jesus paid the ultimate price for each of us. A sinless man, He took on the sins of all. Even though He had never been disconnected from the Father, He endured the moments of estrangement on the Cross so that we could have restored relationship. Salvation is so precious. It is hard for many to remember the moment God found them and not become overwhelmed with emotions knowing that we did nothing to deserve it, but He gives this gift freely.
Have you submitted your life to Christ? Do you believe He died for your sins? Have you been set free? Then, sing a new song today, and give God praise for what He has done, is doing, and will do in your life!
If you haven’t made Jesus the Lord of your life, but you want to, we invite you to read this post and say the included prayer.