What Does Hallow Mean?

Luke 11:2 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. What does hallow mean? Hallow is a verb and an adjective

Hallow (pronounced “HAL-oh”) is a verb, it means to make something holy, divine, or worthy of reverence. The past tense, hallowed, is an adjective. It describes something holy, divine, or worthy of reverence.

Holy involves relationship. I recognize our Lord as having the divine quality, as being exalted and worthy which is an adjective. I therefore set Him apart in my mind, my heart, and my soul from anything else. I hallow Him which is a verb. He is high and lifted up in my thoughts, my mind and my heart above all other thoughts and ambitions. He is set apart, sacred and worshiped. All too often other things can acquire this holy position in our thoughts, minds, and hearts!

Work, play, people, power, money, stature, sex, drugs, alcohol, rock and roll, holidays etc. can be hallowed. We can hallow these things on a daily basis but according to the bible, none of these things are worthy of being hallowed except God only!

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