So they will put My Name on the Israelites, and I will Bless them. Numbers 6:27
Anyone with an unusual name sometimes wishes that it wasn’t so. “Smith” and “Jones” are easy; everyone can pronounce and spell them. More ethnic names present problems especially when someone’s trying to accomplish something over the phone, because it may take the hearer on the other end several times before they get it right. That’s when we may want to legally change our name!
When we are a part of God’s family line, we can sometimes have a problem with our name too. “Christian” is a term under stress. The world is increasing hostile to us. People use His name as a swear word. Here, God is saying that if we’re called by His name, we’ll be blessed. A blessing with a price!