mat 06v09 Hallowed By Thy Name



Matthew 6:9

When the believer goes to God in prayer his first great concern is that God's name be honored and magnified. God is sanctified in the believer's heart. This governs his attitude in prayer. And this governs his speech about God as well. I fail to see how that God could be sanctified in the hearts of men and women who use his name lightly, as a by-word. To speak God's name, or any blasphemous abbreviation of his name, without the deliberate intention of honoring and worshipping him is to take the name of God in vain. Do not be so irreverent and foolish (Ex. 20:7).