Devotional Thought for Today – 02/16/2022

Prayer Series XXXIV

We continue with excerpts from Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer.

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Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:2-4

The Petitions (continued)

Hallowed be thy name

What are we here to understand by the name of God? All those things . . . by which He manifests Himself . . . His words, works and ordinances, but especially His glorious attributes. Exodus 34:5-6.

John Flavel

The consideration of His name . . . serve(s) to lead into some knowledge of His nature and perfections . . . God is the eternal, immutable and almighty Being . . . self-existent and self-sufficient, and the object of religious worship and adoration.

John Gill

What is it to hallow, or sanctify His name? To manifest and acknowledge the holiness of God. Isaiah 29:23.

John Flavel

When we pray Hallowed be thy name, we pray that God Himself will be glorified.

James Fisher

In this petition we pray that the name of God may be reverenced and sanctified, praised and glorified by all men, and especially by those who are His children in Christ.

Alexander Whyte

Though all ungodly men should break out with their licentious sacrilege, the holiness of God’s name still shines. We should wish God to have the honour He deserves.

John Calvin

When we say Hallowed be thy name we do not mean that God’s name is not holy, but we ask that men may treat it as . . . holy.

Augustine

In Hallowed be thy name the soul desires that itself and others may give glory to God for all that is due to His name every way.

Thomas Goodwin

Bible Proof Texts: Leviticus 22:32, 1 Chronicles 16:10, Psalm 106:47, Revelation 15:4,


RESOURCES:

The Lord’s Prayer: Explained and Applied (by Wilhelmus à Brakel)

Sermon on The Lord’s Prayer by Charles Spurgeon – “A Heavenly Pattern for Our Earthly Life”

C.S. LEWIS COMMENTARY ON THE LORD’S PRAYER

What Is the Purpose of the Lord’s Prayer? (GTY Ministries)

What is the Lord’s prayer? (by James Ussher)

The Lord’s Prayer: Its Spirit and Teaching (by Octavius Winslow)

The Lord’s Prayer (eBook) (by A W Pink)

The Lord’s Prayer (eBook) by Thomas Watson


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