The Future Is As Bright As The Promises Of God

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.” Deuteronomy 5:11 (NASB)
“Holy and reverend is His name” (Psalm 111:9). God’s name is to be held in reverence, as God Himself is. “In vain” represents a Hebrew expression that has varied meanings and can apply to much more than just swearing. This Commandment is violated when His name is used lightly, frivolously, and with no meaning or purpose at all; it is violated when one swears profanely by God; it is violated when one swears falsely by God; and it is violated when one uses God’s name as a mere expression of surprise, alarm, or indignation.
Someone may say, “I don’t mean anything by it,” to excuse such frivolous use of God’s name. But “without meaning” is one of the meanings of “in vain.” The name of the Lord ought never to be spoken or written without reverence.

Comments on: "God’s Name Is To Be Held In Reverence" (3)

  1. As Christians, we should get goosebumps whenever we speak the LORD’s name!

  2. atimetoshare said:

    Unfortunately the world has a distorted view of standing in awe of God. I grew up in a church that preached fire and brimstone and was scared to death of Him. I now know that He is so much more than my judge and I am still in awe of His power and majesty.

  3. Reblogged this on The Better Direction and commented:
    We need to subscribe to the Heaven view instead of the world view

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