“Hallowed be Thy Name..”

Its been a few days ago that my wife and I set out on our several time a week afternoon walk.  Almost as soon as we set out, she asked, “We pray ‘Hallowed be Thy Name..’ and yet we walk past all of these houses owned by Cocktail-628x420professing Christians decorated for Halloween.  What does ‘hallow’ mean?”

A good discussion ensued.

Merriam-Webster’s says,

Definition of HALLOW

transitive verb
1:  to make holy or set apart for holy use
2:  to respect greatly :  venerate

Even nominal believers in the Messiah will rattle off the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ and say, ‘hallowed be Your name.’   Or, ‘sanctified, set apart, holy’ is Your name.

How then is it so challenging a connection to recognize that ‘Halloween’ is about ‘setting apart’ a day, or evening, for everything that is contrary to the Word of God?  My wife, nor I, get it.

Churches try to skirt the issue by having ‘harvest fests,’ but it only takes half a brain to recognize that it is lipstick on the pig.  Nothing more than justified syncretism.  That didn’t work out so well for the peeps in Exodus 32!

Deuteronomy 12:29-32 is starkly clear.  The Almighty is not just a little offended at this justification of and participation in paganism.  He HATES it.

Either, hallow His name, or don’t hallow His name, but this lukewarm cocktail of mixing the sacred and the profane is dangerous stuff!

Author: Pete Rambo

Details in 'About' page @ natsab.wordpress.com Basically, husband of one, father of four. Pastor x 11 years, former business and military background. Micro-farmer. Messianic believer in Yeshua haMashiach!

5 thoughts on ““Hallowed be Thy Name..””

  1. Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing. I Kings 18:21

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