Re:Verse passage – Matthew 6:5-13 (day four)
The word ‘hallowed’ is not a word we use very often. The dictionary definition for it is “holy and consecrated’. When Jesus gave us instructions on how to pray, this is the first phrase of His example. Hallowed gives us insight into the character of God. When we understand that the very nature of God is holiness and how wide-reaching this description truly is, all the rest of this “Lord’s Prayer” makes sense.
The infinite holiness of God is really beyond our full comprehension. Our finite minds cannot take in all the aspects of infinity. Stop and reflect on how an understanding of God’s character can impact what we do as a church. We are Better Together, and when we portray an accurate picture of God to the world around us, He is glorified. A unified picture is multiplied when we walk together, serving our hallowed God. How will serving a holy God impact a lost world?