In What Way Has God Hallowed His Name?

From the earliest revelation of His will, God has been intent upon this great matter–the vindication of the holiness and supremacy of His great name. His entire work of creation has been to make His name–which is Himself–known and renowned in the earth. All nature testifies to its existence, illustrates its power, and reflects its glory.

Bold unblushing atheist! you are rebuked and confounded by the heavens above you and by the earth beneath you. Creation, in its countless wonders and beauties, witnesses for its Maker and hymns His praise; while you, His intelligent and deathless creature, in the depravity of your heart do boldly declare, “There is no God!” or, in the deeper depravity of your life exclaim, “No God for me!” How will you tremble in the last dreadful day! As these heavens are rolled up in a scroll, and the elements melt with fervent heat, and the earth passes away, they will do homage to the power and the fiat of their Creator; while you will stand at His dread bar convicted, sentenced, and condemned for the crime of having sought to efface His being, His name, His glory from the universe.

Believer in Christ! read the name of God in the works and wonders of creation! Your Father in heaven made them all, your Redeemer molded them all, the sanctifying Spirit quickened them all, and all testify to the power and wisdom and goodness of Him who permits you in filial love to call Him–“Father!”

Octavius Winslow, The Lord’s Prayer, as published in The Works of Octavius Winslow (Monergism Books, Kindle Edition)

  • http://twitter.com/domwth Becky Pliego

    I love what Octavius Winslow had to say here, especially this:  “Believer in Christ! read the name of God in the works and wonders of creation!” 

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a blessed Lord’s Day.