The Ten Commandments Misuse of God’s Name

Exodus 20:7

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain

  • God ‘s name is special, for it carries his personal identity
  • Using it frivolously or in a curse is so common today that we may fail to realize how serious it is
  • The way we use God’s name conveys how we really feel about him
  • We should respect his name and use it appropriately, speaking it in praise or worship rather than in curse of jest
  • We will not be found guiltess if we dishonor his name *1

Committing evil in God’s Name

Do not carry the name of God in vain

Do not misuse God’s name

Religious evil

Ref. Verses:

Leviticus 19:112

Deut. 5:11

Deut. 6:13

Mt. 4:10

Lk.  4:8

*1 notes from Life application Study Bible pg 142 notes on Exodus 20:7


One thought on “The Ten Commandments Misuse of God’s Name”

  1. Troy Algood shared the following during the Lifegroup meeting:

    Satan’s best tool against us is to knock us over the head with the law and make us feel condemned. He knows that when you feel condemned, you are NOT focusing on Jesus

    Romans 3:20
    John 1:17
    Romans 8:3-5

    Obedience to the Law is NOT the root of the Christian life it is the fruit of the Christian life.

    Romans 2:4
    Romans 4:13
    Gal. 3:29
    Romans 5:19

    Point: Jesus is greater than, MUCH greater than Adam.

    A different view about what repentance is:

    Repentance: Luke 15:1-7

    Where did the sheep repent?

    The goog Shepard: left the 99 went for the one, sought, found, carried, put it on his shoulders brought him home, called for a celebration

    The sheep has to consent to be carried, has to consent to be loved, consent to rest on his shoulders. Who gets the glory when we repent? Not us. Jesus! That is what repentance is turning toward God.

    The comments above are gathered from watching several of Joseph Prince videos. If you have not heard of him, get his books, watch his videos, and it will be a blessing to you.

    Be quick to believe that Jesus is with you
    – Before you give up and decide that things are never going to change in your life, I have an assignment for you
    – Would you try practicing the presence of Jesus for just one week?
    – That’s all I am asking one week of your time.
    – Throughout this week, the moment you think thoghts of failure, guilt, fear, anxiety, and defeat, immediately occupy your mind with positive thoughts of your Savior, Jesus Christ!
    – The key word here is immediately
    – This is about being quick to believe, so it needs to happen fast!
    – Immediately, see Jesus in your sistuation
    – Immediately, occupy your mind with thoughts of His love, His peace, His loving hand over your life, and His finished work. Taken from Joseph Prince book: The Power of Right Believing”

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