The Ten Commandments Series- 3rd Commandment
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
Most people who follow Jesus do not use profanity anyway. We all know that it is a big “no, no” to use God’s name in vain. There are times that we use His name in vain in other ways. We use or associate His name in ways or with things that go against His character. This is where we need to be very mindful of how we use God’s name.
Jesus told us not swear by the LORD’S name but to let our yes be yes and our no be no. (Matthew 5:37). We defame God’s name by doing such things.
If we say that we are followers of Christ and children of God, then our actions can also be a way of using God’s name in vain. We are representing God’s character and anything that we say or do that goes against the character of God is sin.
Be careful of how you use the LORD’S name. Be diligent to make sure you are using His name in line with His character. If we act and behave out of love, then we find this rule or law to be much easier to follow and achieve. We are to love God for all He has done and the best way to love God is to love other people. Have reverence toward the name of LORD and fear the potential outcome if we use His name in vain.