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Beloved

I have been looking into names for God's people in the Bible; some are more common than others.

My favourite name is Beloved. 

I discovered that Benjamin is called "the beloved of the Lord" (Deut 33:12) and Daniel is addressed by an angel as "a man greatly beloved" (Dan 10:11).

I found that the Bible says of Solomon, "Among the nations there was no king like him, and he was beloved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless...women made even him to sin". (Neh 13:26)

Solomon was beloved of God even though he was a sinner. There is hope for me!

Jude confirms this hope when he calls God's people, "beloved in God the Father" (Jude 1:1). It is because we are beloved by God that he sent his own beloved son to die for us. 

I am truly "beloved of the Lord". 

 

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