Names of God: Messiah

Messiah

Mashiach (Hebrew), Christos (Greek)

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


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?


Blessings.

*This devotional was taken from the He Reads Truth website