50 Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On. 51 Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, “It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.” 52 The second son he named Ephraim and said, “It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.”
Hebrews often named their children in a way that expressed great emotions or something they were passionate about. So naming their children in honor of God or something God had done in their lives, was a form of thanksgiving and/or worship in a way that was personal to them and their culture.
Jesus, I need to worship and honor You in a personal way. Not how others think I should. This is how I can rekindle our flame. Please help me to keep devoted to this goal!