Hallowing God's name

"What does it really mean to hallow God's name?" I asked myself while pondering the Lord's Prayer.

The Bible is filled with references to God's name, many of which speak of glorifying it, praising it, sanctifying it, blessing it. Perhaps the most direct answer to my question may be found in the third commandment, which reads, "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain." Ex. 20:7. One of the most common ways of taking God's name "in vain" is by the use of profanity in conversation. However, there are other ways, too.

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June 7, 1982
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