Day 18

Messiah

from the Names of God reading plan


Psalm 2:1-3, Isaiah 61:1-11, Matthew 16:13-20, Luke 24:18-27, John 10:24-25, John 11:25-27

In this Names of God reading plan, we are learning more about God by studying the names given to Him in Scripture. Rather than having our writers share their own reflections on these passages, we’ve instead provided research-rich content to aid in your study of each day’s featured name of God, including the background of the name(s), a brief explanation of the character of God emphasized by the name(s), and a reflection question to help you dig deeper into the text.

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Messiah

Mashiach (Hebrew), Christos (Greek)

Description

The Hebrew word mashiach, or “messiah,” was used to refer to the promised savior of God’s people. The word mashiach was translated into the Greek as christos, which is translated into English as “Christ.” “Messiah” and “Christ” are two titles that describe Jesus as the anointed, or chosen, one of Israel.

The word mashiach was used to describe someone who was anointed for a particular calling. In Scripture, people called to serve as prophets, priests, and kings were anointed with oil to ceremonially set them apart for their particular work. Jesus perfectly fulfilled all three of these roles for His people through His life, death, and resurrection. He is the chosen and anointed one who perfectly fulfilled His calling as the savior of God’s people.

Emphasis

God’s chosen and anointed one

Reflection

What does this name teach me about God?

Post Comments (9)

9 thoughts on "Messiah"

  1. Greg says:

    This just reemphasizes all the things I’ve learned since a child. Jesus is my Messiah. I believe that fact with all my heart. It also helps that the dream center drives that fact home every week.

  2. Ryan Orndorff says:

    God saved us by sending his son, the Messiah, to live a life, die on a cross, and be resurrected. All for us… SINNERS! God loves us and showed us mercy through the Messiah.

  3. Joshua H. says:

    The same Messiah that came to save others around 1900 CE does the same today.

  4. Kevin says:

    Day 18: Messiah. Definitely very grateful that we have a God that was chosen by, I guess himself, but chosen by the all powerful. The one that was anointed and fulfilled his promise. It would all be a hoax if that promise was never fulfilled. Thankful for his death and resurrection today. Jesus Messiah. ⚒

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