12.1.7.2.2 "Hallowed be Your name"

The triune God is holy. Believers speak of Him with deep reverence. By giving all honour to God, by praising and extolling Him, and by endeavouring to conduct themselves in accordance with His will, they contribute to the hallowing of His name. The Lord's Prayer reminds us of the Second Commandment (see 5.3.3), and enables us together to hallow the name of God through words, while bowing down in humbleness and the fear of God before the greatness of the Eternal One.

In the new covenant, God reveals His name in His Son, Jesus Christ. This name must be kept holy. It is the name "by which we must be saved" (Acts 4: 10, 12; cf. Philippians 2: 9-11).

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