The Lord’s Prayer contains a curious word that has survived in most English translations from the King James (1611) to the New International Version (1980’s). The word? Hallowed.
Jesus teaches his disciples to pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name” (Matthew 6:9). But what does it mean?
The basic meaning is this: “to make holy or sacred, to sanctify or consecrate, to venerate” (Source: Dictionary.com). Wikipedia also has a great article on the word itself and its usage.
But why does it matter? It matters for this reason: What I believe about God will shape the way I live my life.
If I believe God is a …
- Slumbering Grandfather (I’ll see what I can get away with)
- Harsh Judge (I’ll live in fear of him)
- Warm Fuzzy (Sin may not bother that much because he will love me anyway)
To help illustrate this, we used a video clip from Worship House Media: What Does God Look Like?
What does God look like to you?