There once was a fellow who was curious about his family history, so he paid someone $200 to do some extensive research about his ancestors. When the report came back, the man was shocked to discover that he had many criminals and other despicable people in his family tree. So he gave the researcher another $1,000 to keep everything quiet!
If we wear the name “Christian”, we should have a great desire to honor the family name. This desire should have a profound effect on what we say and what we do. Jesus tells us to pray that our heavenly Father’s name will be honored. A big part of how that prayer is answered has to do with our actions.
Let’s do our best to bring honor to our family name.
“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.’”—Matthew 6:9.