Gateway Church

Livermore, CA

Is God’s Name Hallowed?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017

Is God’s Name Hallowed?

Do people today take the Lord seriously? It seems like there might have been a time when they did. But when we read that “although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God” (Rom. 1:21) we might think the answer is “no.” And when we hear the thoughtless and repetitive irreverent use of God’s name in everyday conversation, we easily conclude “there is no knowledge of God in the land” (Hos. 4:1).

But, in fact, there are many who know him in true faith, hang upon every word he has spoken and take him seriously. By grace we who are his people are continually seeking to take God seriously and to take ourselves less seriously. And we now feel it is part of our mission to help others do the same.

We cannot give anyone the fear of God and the knowledge of God. We cannot make anyone take the Lord more seriously nor can we change anyone’s heart and mind. But we know the one who can.

Perhaps the greatest and most important thing we can do is to more often pray “hallowed by your name.” It will be humbling and encouraging to see him answer his own prayer, as he begins with us and then spreads it to others in the world.