Isaiah 43:1 ” Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are Mine.”

Two Scriptures that relate to this one are also found in Isaiah. The first is Isaiah 45:3-4, “I am the Lord God of Israel Who summons you by name.” and the other is Isaiah 49:1, “Before I was born the Lord called me. From my birth He has made mention of my name.” Regardless of how far you may have walked away from God…rejected His existence, or rebelled against His authority…He knows your name. It says before you were even born He acknowledged and identified you by name and desired a relationship…a close acquaintance that only intimate friends can have. Yes, God knows well all about your sins…but He still chooses to call you by name as a redeemed son or daughter. On the other hand, the devil knows your name too, but to him you’re just a pawn…an unacquainted stranger that he can use for his own wicked purposes. Sure, he may know your name, but he doesn’t really want to “know” you…for he’ll only address you by your past sins…dredging up every sordid detail he can just to cause you shame, guilt, and condemnation.

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