You shall not profane My holy name, but I will be hallowed... (Leviticus 22:32)
When Jesus taught His disciples to pray, the first thing He said to them was, “When you pray say, ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.’”(1) The name of the Lord is to be both holy and hallowed; that is, all that is done in the name of the Lord is to be of the highest integrity, character and virtue. To be holy is to be worthy of worship. Hallowed is to be set apart and highly honored. Therefore, our holiness is based on our ability to bring God glory.
We likewise hallow Him by being set apart from worldliness. If you consider yourself a believer, you carry the name of the Lord. Therefore, you must ask, “Am I of high integrity and high moral character?” This is how we refrain from profaning the name of the Lord. We are to purposefully maintain a level of dignity and honor that the name of the Lord our God be not blasphemed. Holy and hallowed is His name.