When God’s son, Jesus Christ, gave the Sermon on the Mount on a hillside near Capernaum to crowds of people, He included a model of how to pray and honor God’s holy name, often called the Lord’s Prayer.
This then is how you should pray: ” ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ Matthew 6:9-13
Written in the book of Matthew, Jesus specifically discloses Continue reading
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Eternal God. Genesis 21:33
This single sentence in Genesis, offers much for a Christian to delve into. It includes:
- Faithful Abraham, God’s chosen father of the Jewish nation.
- An action of thankfulness.
- Acknowledges God’s sovereignty.
- Offers a description of God.
In this verse, Abraham, while his son Isaac was little, made a treaty and swore and oath Continue reading
In past posts I explain why using the phrases OMG and Oh my G**! directly break our Lord’s third commandment. In one quick grab with our voice, we try to pull Him down, ripping His name of all glory by using it as a trash word. We commonly defile His name by using it as a curse word in unwelcome or disagreeable situations. And, we wrongly toss His name into happy situations; fraudulently praising a delicious meal or loving on a new pair of shoes.
It seems no matter the circumstance, His name is habitually tossed incorrectly. Thankfully, the Bible gives Continue reading
Laura Martin, daughter of Christ, has diligently blogged over 550 posts proclaiming her understanding and love of God, Jesus, faith and Bible study. For this reason, I asked her to set aside some of her precious time to review my book. I am thankful she agreed, and I aspire to transfer thoughts to paper as straightforwardly as she does. Thank you, Laura. Continue reading