Hallowed Be Thy Name
Hallowed Be Thy Name
“And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.” (Exodus 3:6, ESV)
When I say Oreo, what is the first thing that you think of? Is it a cookie, with an intensely good filling and a mediocre outer layer of chocolate(ish) wafers? The name Oreos is hallowed throughout much of the modern world. God’s name is also hallowed. His power can be seen all over the world. While people may call His power by different names, the bible says that God is active in every aspect of our lives. The point of creation is to glorify God. When Jesus prayed, “Hallowed be thy name.”, He was praying that the name of God would be glorified in His creation.
How God Automatically Glorifies Himself In His Creation
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1, ESV)
God’s has glorified Himself in His creation. Take a second and think about all the things that people take for granted. We take for granted the forces that bind our cells together. We take for granted the sun, a mass so large that it could engulf us a million times over. We live in a universe so vast that it could, hypothetically go on for all of eternity. Yet it seems to the goal of humanity to minimize the glory of God into acceptable concepts, like eternity and infinity, so that we may understand His glory through scientific means.
How You Glorify God
Look around you. If you are in any area surrounded by people you will see between three and ten advertisements for different products. Sitting at a computer you can see advertisements for DELL, Intel, and Windows. While online we are bombarded with images that advertise a multitude of products, all trying to make their name known. One way that God makes Himself known is through His followers. The change that happens in the hearts and lives of His followers proclaim the glory of God. The way that believers can reflect the glory of God is by talking about the good things that He has done in their lives and continuing to follow and submit to the things that God is doing in their lives. God’s glory will be reflected across creation no matter who is living and how they act, yet God uses people and nature to make His name glorified.
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