Another Jesus

  There is nothing significant in the observation made in today's DAILY NOTES. It is curious to learn that there was another man named Jesus recorded in the New Testament other than Jesus Christ. Many may have noticed this but it struck me the other day as I was reading from the epistle of Colossians.

  We are told that the name Jesus is not all that uncommon among Jewish people. But whoever thinks of the name without thinking of the Son of God. But as Paul was sending greetings to brethren in Colossae he named one in chapter four, verse eleven as Jesus, who is called Justus. Double names are also commonplace.

  We know practically nothing about this man except he was a fellow worker with Paul  and who had been a comforted to him. The Holy Spirit thought well enough of him to mention him. This speaks volumes about the spiritual character of this other Jesus.