This morning in our women's Sunday School class we are studying this phrase: "Hallowed be your name." It's an archaic word - "hallowed". Few things are reverenced, set apart, respected these days.
Consequences ALWAYS follow disrespect. For Moses, who failed to respect the holiness of God, it meant never entering Promised Land (Numbers 20:1-13). For Annnanis and Sapphira in Acts 4, it meant instant death.
I wonder what "consequences" I may be experiencing currently because I have ignored, trivialized or minimized the holiness of God?
Today in churches all over this country and world, God extends another mercy. Another day to honor Him, to praise Him, to forget ourselves, to submit to His Lordship, to realign ourselves with all that is right, pure, just, and good.. Because of the once-for-all sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we have this mercy. We have this privilege.
Heavenly Father, Let your name be kept holy! Let your name be treated with reverence. Today and Forever. Amen.