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"Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. 10 'Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 'Give us this day our daily bread. 12 'And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.' 14 "For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 "But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. Matthew 6:9-15 (NAS)

The English word "hallowed" comes from the Greek word "hagiazo" which means to make holy (e.g., to purify or consecrate ceremonially), to venerate.  The word "venerate" means to regard with reverential respect or admiring deference; or to honor with a ritual act of devotion.

Is God's Name Truly Hallowed In Your Life?

As you live your life, whose name do you put first in your regard as holy?  Who is it that you venerate or give your reverential respect to?  Do we live our lives so as to show others that God's name is truly holy or hallowed?

Do you think that God wants us to speak or live any way that we like...just as long as we say in our prayers that His name is holy or hallowed?  Or do you think that God wants us to live our lives consistently with the way we approach God in prayer?

But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. 9With it we bless our Lord and Father; and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; 10 from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. James 3:8-10 (NAS)

Let's look at some scriptures that talk about the holiness of God's name:

Speaking God's Name Inappropriately

The scripture gives many warnings about those who use God's name in common ways, or in cursing or blasphemy, or in ways that are vain or without meaning:

"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain." Exodus 20:7 (NAS)

O that Thou wouldst slay the wicked, O God; depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed. For they speak against Thee wickedly, and Thine enemies take Thy name in vain. Psalm 139:19-20 (NAS)

And men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues; and they did not repent, so as to give Him glory. Revelation 16:9  (NAS)

Actions that Profane God's Name

Even though we may never speak God's name or use His name inappropriately, the scripture speaks of how our unholy lives may profane God's name.  Some examples follow:

They shall be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God, for they present the offerings by fire to the LORD, the bread of their God; so they shall be holy. Leviticus 21:6 6 (NAS)

I will also set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given some of his offspring to Molech*, so as to defile My sanctuary and to profane My holy name. Leviticus 20:3 (NAS)  

As for you, O house of Israel," thus says the Lord GOD, "Go, serve everyone his idols; but later, you will surely listen to Me, and My holy name you will profane no longer with your gifts and with your idols. Ezekiel 20:39 (NAS)

Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled; and a foolish people has spurned Thy name. Psalm 74:18 (NAS)

* note:  Molech was a false god that some worshiped in the Old Testament times.

How Can We Be Holy Before God?

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. Jude 1:24-25 (NAS)

It is through being clothed with Jesus Christ that we can be made to stand before God blameless (see Lesson 1).

Examples of Honoring God's Name

Jesus says in Matthew 6:9 that we should give glory to God's name in this way or manner.  The scriptures provide many additional examples as to how men verbally gave glory to God's name; a few of which are included below:

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth, who hast displayed Thy splendor above the heavens! Psalm 8:1 (NAS)

I will be glad and exult in Thee; I will sing praise to Thy name, O Most High. Psalm 9:2 (NAS)

I will tell of Thy name to my brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will praise Thee. Psalm 22:22 (NAS)

In God we have boasted all day long, and we will give thanks to Thy name forever. Selah. Psalm 44:8 (NAS)

As is Thy name, O God, so is Thy praise to the ends of the earth; Thy right hand is full of righteousness. Psalm 48:10 (NAS)

Thy name, O LORD, is everlasting, Thy remembrance, O LORD, throughout all generations. Psalm 135:13 (NAS)

"Father, glorify Thy name." There came therefore a voice out of heaven: "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again." John 12:28 (NAS)

"Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? For Thou alone art holy; for all the nations will come and worship before Thee, for Thy righteous acts have been revealed." Revelation 15:4 (NAS)

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