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(Introduction) Adoration Principle: Hallowed Be Thy Name...

1A.1B. Adoration-God's Identity | 1A.2B. Adoration - God's Activity

Principle: Hallowed Be Thy Name...

Adoration |Lesson |Why is it first? | What Does It Mean? | How Does it Apply in Prayer?

From the Prayer Notebook

Hallowed be Your name.

DT 6.5; HE 11.6, EX 3.14; DA 2.20; 1 PE 3.15

1A. ADORATION – I set You apart today because of...

To hallow is to set apart.(=To put special reverence upon, make high priority of, spend special time with – a few of the many ways to HALLOW GOD NAME) "He is" [He. 11.6]

Deut. 6:5

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Exodus 3:14

And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And He said, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.' "

Daniel 2:20

Daniel answered and said: "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His.

1 Peter 3:15

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;

PR 3:5-6 Acknowledge Him in all your ways. The two basic ways to hallow God are 1B) to recognize His person– God's IDENTITY. The second is 2B) to recognize His Works – His ACTIVITY.

[personal application:] Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; [6] In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

1B. WHO YOU ARE – You are the God. (God's IDENTITY)


1. Why is it first

Because God wants to be First, and to be honored as such.

2. What does it mean?

To be set apart, treated uniquely, revered or specially honored

3. How do I apply it during prayer?

1. First we ask:  Why is it first? Without a God to pray to, why pray at all? Naturally we should go first to Him in prayer- We were created by Him! Next, by going first to Him our focus is away from our self. Having a self-centered focus prevents us from seeing God as He truly is. But going first to Him aligns our focus on Him and His ways. This helps us understand Him much more easily, and then the remainder of our prayer is more logical and acceptable to us.

Often we find it difficult to submit to God's will or wishes for us, but usually it is only because our view is incomplete of Him. As it becomes more complete of Him we tend to love and appreciate Him more, just as we love human companions as we get more acquainted with them- be they spouse or sibling or neighbor or whoever else we love and admire. Thus we acknowledge the one we have begun to love and that acknowledgment builds for us a relationship we eventually depend on for all of our life. Proverbs 3:5-6 for this reason is many a Christian's favorite verse.

What Does It Mean?

This verse explains to us several important things that help us understand why God wants us to 'set His name apart' from all other things.

Hebrews 6:6 But 1)without faith it is impossible to please Him:

for he that cometh to God must believe 2) that He is,

and 3) that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Without faith we cannot know who God is and what He does because He cannot be seen with the mortal eye.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

How Does it Apply in Prayer?

The two ways to have faith are

1) to believe that "He Is..." The verb here is "being," "to be," that is "to exist." In other words, we have to trust in the fact that God does exist with a recognizable character even though He cannot be seen nor His existence proven.

2) to believe that "He is a rewarder..." This means that He does Works that reward those who exercise faith in Him.

Thus when we hallow His name in prayers we are acknowledging

1. His Attributes - they describe WHO HE IS.

Also when we hallow His name in prayers we are acknowledging

2. His Works- they describe WHAT HE DOES.

(Cont. on back)


What it means to adore; should it be the same as worship? and at the Christmas time of year:

December 1, 2005

Studying the wise men and the shepherds - their worship: The Wisemen:


Mt 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Tsk* on this vs:

Lu 2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

Lu 2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Lu 2:27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,

Lu 2:28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

Lu 2:29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

Lu 2:30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

Lu 2:31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

Lu 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

Lu 2:38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

Mt 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Mt 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Mt 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Ps 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Ps 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

Joh 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

Ac 10:25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. 26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

Re 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Re 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. 10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

Ge 43:11 And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:

1Sa 10:27 But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.

1Ki 10:2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.

1Ki 10:10 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.

Ps 72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Ps 72:15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.

Isa 60:6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.

Ex 30:23 Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,

Ex 30:34 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight:

Le 2:1 And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon: 2 And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD:

Le 6:15 And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the meat offering, and of the oil thereof, and all the frankincense which is upon the meat offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour, even the memorial of it, unto the LORD.

Nu 7:14 One spoon of ten shekels of gold, full of incense:

Nu 7:86 The golden spoons were twelve, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, after the shekel of the sanctuary: all the gold of the spoons was an hundred and twenty shekels.

Ps 45:8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

Mal 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.

Re 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

* TSK= Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, R.A.Torrey, an excelllent topical Bible Study Book