May 14-Nickname

May 14-Nickname

May 14: Nickname

 

Scripture Lesson: Genesis 35:9-10

 

On this date in 1950, Pirates first baseman Johnny Hopp helped his team crush the Cubs by a score of 16-9. The Nebraska native went 6 for 6 with two home runs. His teammates have nicknamed the All-Star infielder “Hippity.”

 

In our passage for today, we read of how God gave a new name to Jacob. The name “Jacob” could be translated as “trickster.” But God gave him a new name, “Israel,” which means “he struggles with God.” In ancient times, a name was more than just what a person was called. It was thought to have significance in giving insight to the person’s character. Just as Jacob had deceived Esau, stealing his birthright, he now was moving into a different part of life. After wrestling God, Jacob also reconciled with his brother Esau. We remember him the father of 12 sons who would become leaders of the 12 tribes: the patriarch of the people of Israel.

  1. What is the best baseball nickname you have ever heard?

  2. Why did God give Jacob a new name?

  3. How did you get your name?

Spend some time today thanking God for your name and asking Him to empower you to serve Him wherever you might be today.

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Ezequielito wrote:
689Very interesting enioutsqs you pose here, John Cow. Here's my take:1. I think that the underlying question for your first question is whether or not what you blog about makes you happy. It's always good to pick a niche and work on it, and in that case it can be considered good practice to stick to business. However, I believe that in the end, if you choose to blog about something else because it makes you happy, then feel free to. It is your blog after all, and you control what gets put there!2. I think it's always good to get to know the blogger that you are reading about. It allows you to develop a better rapport with readers, and make you more interesting than the next guy in the end. Would you rather read a blog that's all business all the time, or would you rather read a blog that ties in a bit personally? I would rather read the one that I know more personally, which is part of the reason why I continue to read John Chow he's open about all the stuff he does.. and his dot com Pho videos are hilarious!3. What gets me hooked on a blog. Tough question. I have to admit that I oftentimes judge a blog from its theme. Has the blogger put any effort into making his/her blog something that I want to look at? Next is the attitude of the blogger, which is very important to me. I'm not going to continue to read someone that trashes everyone else or just doesn't try at all. I'm going to come back for quality posts, humor, and whether or not I feel that I can interact with that blogger. That's very important to me.Great post, John Cow. I'll be back to see more results!21

Thu, August 2, 2012 @ 8:26 PM

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