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 to us how to pray using God’s name. Christians, beginning with our first Sunday School class, we all learned and prayed The Lord’s Prayer. We all read, recited, and understood: The Son is telling us to honor The Father’s holy name.
Sometimes it is important for us to remember where we come from. We need to remember our younger biblical teaching, before we chose to follow the wrong path. The wrong path that leads to the popular mimicking of OMG! and Oh my G**!
And it is The Father, who in turn, instructs us how everyone will honor The Son’s holy name, when Christ returns again. Even those condemned will finally acknowledge His authority, for they will see who Christ truly is – the son of God.
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
“The name that is above every name.” This too, we learned in Sunday School. A core, fundamental biblical teaching. We learned we should all respect the name of Jesus Christ.
Christians, let us get back to remembering basic Bible teachings. And let us get back to honoring His name.