Hallowed = awareness + respect

What was He thinking?  When Jesus prayed for God’s name to be hallowed, He was thinking that the human race needs to notice God more than we do and respond with respect.  To be honest, there are days (weeks?) that we move through life without a single moment of recognition/reverence that He is near.  When Isaiah saw the Lord high and lifted up (Isaiah 6), he cried out “Woe is me for I am a man of unclean lips”.  To hallow the  Lord, therefore, is to experience an APPROPRIATE DISCOMFORT with our own failure, and an APPROPRIATE SURRENDER to a glorious, worthy God.  Today will you ASK God to create a new awareness in your heart that God is near?  Will you ASK Him to cause a holy reverence to fill the hearts of your children, your friends, the leaders of your church and country?  Consider what the world will be like when He answers this prayer.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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