WEDNESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2021
THEME: HALLOW GOD’S NAME
PASSAGE: LEVITICUS 19: 11- 16
MEMORY VERSE: Leviticus 19:12”And you shall not swear by my name falsely, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the Lord.”
HYMN: MHB 34 (188.8.131.52.)- IMMORTAL invisible, God only wise.
A worship song goes thus:
Our Father, who art in heaven; Amen,
Hallowed be Thy name.
To hallow the name of God is to give reverence and honour to Him. In this passage, God gave Moses moral and ceremonial laws to the Israelites through Moses. One of the cherished cultures of the Jews is giving respect to parents and elders. As this is being done to mortals, much more is expected anytime and anywhere the name of God is mentioned. Moses being a priest has the duty to teach the Israelites the right attitude to the invisible and awesome God. It is abhorrent to use the name of God to steal, rob, swear falsely, take or give bribe, defraud, or desecrate the place of worship.
Hallowing the name of God begins in the heart and extends to showing it outwardly. God has put His name in the symbols in worship and articles in the Church in as much as they have been dedicated in His name and the priest has pronounced “we remove it from common or ordinary use to uncommon use.” Therefore, stop treating God’s house and the articles in it with disdain.
The reason you have to hallow the name of God is that it is name that is above all other names (Prov. 18: 10; Phil. 2: 10). If we respect and guard jealously the name of our family and spouse, should we not hollow and guard the name of God more jealously, reverently and honourably? God richly deserves our honour and reverence, of course.
PRAYER: Eternal Father, I thank You for creating me in Your own image. Print Your name in my heart and give me grace to honour and hallow it, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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