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Give the name of God the reverence it requires

Exodus20:7 (The Voice) You arenot to use My name for your own idle purposes, for the Eternal will punish anyone who treats His name as anything less than sacred.
Matthew6:9 (NCV)Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy
Most of us grew up praying this version: Matthew6:9 (KJV) After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
I wrote this note to remember that God’s name is holy. It is set apart. It is other – it is sacred. The Holy Scriptures both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament require that we keep God’s name holy. It’s not an option. It’s both a commandant from God and a prayer taught to us by Jesus Christ.
The prayer Jesus taught requires that God’s name be kept holy – that it be hallowed. So that when you pray, you are giving his name the sacred status it requires. The first thing you need to think about when you pray is: THE NAME OF GOD IS HOLY.
When you give God’s name its holy place, the rest of your …

Pride limits all areas of your personal and professional life.

My sermon notes from a message by Pastor Adrian Rogers. 
Pride keeps people from achieving the goals that God plans for them because they puff themselves up and think they are too good to do what God has asked them to do. Pride divides families, friends and prevents good relationships from ever happening and good business from being conducted.
Showing respect to the Lord will make you wise, and being humble will bring honor to you.
Pride isolates. Most people don’t like arrogant people.
Take to heart this teaching because pride is one of seven things that God hates. Being full of pride is right up there with being a killer…
There are six things the Lord hates. There are seven things he cannot stand: a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that kill innocent people, a mind that thinks up evil plans, feet that are quick to do evil, a witness who lies, and someone who starts arguments among families. (Proverbs 6:16-19)
Prideful people set themselves up for failure regardless of how gifted they ar…