A Few More Words on Letting Our Words Be Few

July 19, 2018

Matthew 6:9

““This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,


Hallowed be your name.

This would be the opposite of “taking the Lord’s name in vain.”

To hallow, which means to set apart and make holy, is an act of worship. It does not mean to formalize but to reverence. Formalizing has the effect of creating distance. Reverencing has the effect of drawing near without presumption. Consider Isaiahs vision in chapter 6.

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. Isaiah 6:1-4

It reminds me also of the text in Ecclesiastees:

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. 5:2

In that spirit,. . . enough said.


Almighty Ascended Lord Jesus Christ, you are high and exalted yet nearer than our breath.  Holy! Holy! Holy! Hallowed be thy name. Right here, Jesus. Right now, Jesus. Amen.


  1. No Further questions.

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J.D. Walt, is a Bond Slave of the Lord Jesus Christ. jd.walt@seedbed.com.

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  1. Great stuff, JD! I’m enjoying the simplicity since I naturally complicate things in order to achieve “precision.” LOLOL!!! Still, I do have one question, one I feel sure I already know the answer you’ll give. Still, precision!
    Jesus also warned us we have not because we ask not. I feel sure you’ll address his words in this context, but I’d enjoy the reassurance you will ahead of time.

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