The hallow is to make holy; to set apart for holy use; to revere. (Holman Bible Dictionary). Here’s a thought I never had before, God respects me. This I’ve known – He created me for a purpose. He wants me to choose Him. He wants me to worship Him. He loves me.
But respect [hallow, set apart] me? To respect is to show deference, or acknowledge the perceived worth of a position, person, title, right or privilege Despite my sins, mistakes, laziness, selfishness, self-centeredness, lack of respect for myself, God respects me. He doesn’t just love me because He created me, He respects me. He sees worth in me. How can I not?