Exodus
Third Commandment: Do Not Misuse the Name of God
January 26, 2020
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The name of God is a holy focus.  Jesus’ words about how to pray, and using the word “hallowed,” tells us to take his name seriously.  But, why is God so hung up about his name?

Matthew 6:9-15

“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.
Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’

For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

New International Version, 1984 Edition