And he called His name Jesus.In obedience to God’s command (Matthew 1:21), Joseph gave Him the nameJesus, which is the equivalent of the Hebrew nameJoshua.It means both the Lord is salvation and salvation is of the Lord. Here, at the beginning of Matthew’s Gospel, he makes clear thatwhoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved(Acts 2:21; Rom. 10:13; Joel 2:32) and also thatthere is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved(Acts 4:12). It is important to see that Mary referred to Jesus asGod my Savior(Luke 1:47). In Roman Catholic teaching, Mary is said to be sinless. Here, she acknowledges her need of a Savior, just like all other men.