Friday, October 21, 2011

Hallowed be Your name

"...Father, hallowed be Your name..." Luke 11:2
The adjective form hallowed, as used in The Lord's Prayer, means holy, consecrated, sacred, or revered.

Celebrities use God's name as a curse word to express disgust in movies and everybody in the theater laughs. Nobody gets up and walks out. Nobody demands a refund. Who is it that refuses to watch another movie unless they are sure it will not blaspheme the name of God who gave us ears to hear? Nobody in the theater cares that it is depraved and indifferent to allow the name of God who gave them life to be treated like garbage. For those Christians that are not bothered by this should examine themselves and know that it is written, "to the one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin." (James 4:17)

People wouldn't hesitate to defend their own mother's name if it were dragged through the dung of societies murderous thoughts and then expressed to the paying public as a form of entertainment. God has said that He will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. (Exodus 20:7)

The Apostle Paul tells us to examine ourselves. (2 Corinthians 13:5) Repent toward God and put your faith in Jesus Christ alone or you will suffer in hell for all eternity. It is by the fear of the Lord that men depart from evil. (Proverbs 16:6)

_"...for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever." 1 Chronicles 28:9